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New Year’s Resolutions: Arthritis
By J. R. Rogers
Every year around this time I listen to those who suffer from arthritis and their New Year’s Resolutions. Typically, they all say “I am going to lose some weight.”
Arthritis and excess pounds
There is no doubt about it. Excess pounds are a real problem for those suffering from arthritis. Extra weight puts stress on joints that are already damaged and it only makes matters worse. And, it is really a problem when your lower body is affected by arthritis. (Knees; hips; ankles, etc.)
Be realistic and do it
It is a good time to do this. The extra weight gained during the holidays is an issue and if you had any excess “baggage” before the season it is time to respond.
However, do not set goals that are unrealistic. Shoot for 1-2 pounds a week and enough exercise and diet changes to make it happen. And, once you do take off the pounds keep them off.
I have said this for years. Use a high-quality liquid Glucosamine like Syn-flex®; exercise; and, eat sensibly. After all, the Syn-fex® not only knocks out pain it also rehabilitates damaged cartilage. Lose the weight and make some real gains on your overall well being.
The exercise is easy
Just make the time to do it. A simple walk in the park every day can make a huge difference. And, if you have a family pet who has gained a little extra take them along with you. After all, the entire family wins this way.
See you next time.
ps. Happy New Year to you all.
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