Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mary’s Weight hurts her Knee Joints

Mary from Phoenix wrote that she is 5’4” tall and weighs 195 lbs. She knows she is overweight and she knows that the excessive weight adds to her knee joint problem. She tried to exercise the weight off, but the pain in her knee joints and now ankle joints became too great for her to continue jogging and aerobics.

She then tried dieting and lost 12 pounds in one month; gained it back. Lost ten pounds then gained that back. She is at her wits end and is now trying the pharmaceutical grade Glucosamine and Fish Oil that I take. Although I think it will help her, she really needs to not only lose weight but continue with some type of exercise program albeit a low impact one until she stabilizes her weight and reduces the pain in her knee and ankle joints to make higher impact exercise possible.

Mary needs to understand that the reason a lot if not most diets fail, is that they are based solely on reducing caloric intake for a specified time and do little to address the body’s nutrient requirements. Additionally, the weight loss, weight gain, weight loss, weight gain merry-go-round is dangerous to your health.

I advised Mary to go to http://www.losing-weight-and-the-glycemic-index.com
To learn about not only a healthy way to lose weight but to embrace a more healthy lifestyle using an understanding of the glycemic index, and, understand the risk she is exposing herself to for Diabetes Type II, sometimes called Adult Onset Diabetes, with her excessive weight and diet yo-yo.

Again, Mary is going to start on the pharmaceutical grade Glucosamine and Fish Oil but she also needs to begin a low impact exercise regime like a brisk walk for 30 to 45 minutes and/or stationary cycling.

Combined with a healthy lifestyle and healthy weight loss, I think she’ll not only see results with reduced knee and ankle joint but start to feel much, much better.

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