A Matter OF PREFERENCE
Way back my early Slimming World days someone in my own group reached their target and I heard someone say ‘This is the hard bit now, staying there’. I hate to consent but I kind of see what they supposed now! I reached my target, (well a target, ideally I’d like it 1/2 stone lower) in the beginning of the summer.
I stopped going to group but in some way were able to stay within the target range (3lb above or below the real target body weight) for almost 10 weeks. In the last couple of weeks before time for group everything seemed to meet up with me so when I weighed last week I had put on 6lb, placing me 4lb over target. This gave me seven days to lose at least 1lb or I’d have to start paying to wait group again.
- 1/2 cup Cambazola Cheese at room heat range
- Resting and Exercise EKG
- I do high-volume when I workout
- Loss of libido
- Withings Monitor
- Enjoy casual discussion
- Automatically senses when you go to bed and try to sleep
As obesity becomes more prevalent, we continue to see a rise in joint disease. The percentage of joint disease cases linked right to obesity has risen from 3 percent in 1971 to 18 percent in 2002. A person with weight problems is just about 60 percent much more likely to develop joint disease than someone of normal bodyweight. One of the largest studies that viewed the partnership between weight and OA was the Framingham Study. In this study, more than 1,400 people who had their health tracked from 1948 to 1985 were given X-rays to look for OA of the knee. Thirty-three percent of these individuals were found to have OA.
Of people that have arthritis, men in the heaviest group acquired a 42 percent higher level of OA than those of lower weights. Among women, a body mass index (BMI) higher than 25 (25 is the start of the weight status category, “Overweight”), had a significantly higher threat of developing OA in comparison to women with a normal-range BMI.
The other condition that can affect joints is ARTHRITIS RHEUMATOID (RA). RA is actually a systemic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and can harm many systems of your body (including the heart, lungs, eye and digestive system) but is most known for causing an agonizing, joint-deforming arthritis. As the mechanism is not understood, carrying excess fat or affected by obesity (creating a BMI higher than or equal to 30), seems to raise the development of RA greatly. This may be because adipose cells (the cells in the torso that store fat) make inflammatory chemicals that can both irritate tissues like joint tissue, but also affect immune system function.
Whatever the cause, for individuals who are prone to the introduction of RA, having excessive bodyweight may be considered a factor in whether they actually develop the condition or how severe it becomes. HOW EXACTLY DOES Weight-loss Impact Joint Function and Health? While we realize that weight gain has a negative effect on joint function and health, we know the reverse to be true – in general also, weight-loss can employ a positive effect on joint health.
For example, with OA, as the Framingham study showed that even being somewhat overweight significantly increased the incidence of OA in women, they also found that shedding 11 pounds reduced their risk of developing knee OA by fifty percent. A 2005 study that followed around 150 patients with unwanted weight or obesity with OA found that a weight-loss of 5 percent caused an average 18 percent improvement in OA symptoms, including reduced pain and improved joint function.
With RA, maintaining a lower weight is linked to better recovery and final results. Overall, body weight is connected to the health of your joints significantly. One benefit of maintaining lower weight is a reduced risk for all forms of joint disease clearly. If you are overweight and have problems with arthritis, even small amounts of weight-loss may improve the health and function of your joints significantly. Jacqueline Jacques, ND, is a Naturopathic Doctor with an increase of than a decade of expertise in medical nutrition. She is the Chief Science Officer for Catalina Lifesciences LLC. Dr. Jacques is a member of the OAC National Board of Directors.
Anyways, our last catch up was back in January. Yep. six months ago! Shame on me for not blogging. AFTER I am not checking out along with you and blogging, it’s never a very important thing. Not blogging leads to weight gain. Sigh, yes, there’s more about that by the end of the post. A great visit to Singapore and a luxury cruise to Vietnam and Thailand.