Approximately 50 million adults have arthritis and more than 72 million are obese. This podcast discusses how being obese can negatively affect arthritis, and talks about how eating a healthy diet, exercising, and losing weight can help sufferers shape up and feel better. Created: 5/5/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 5/5/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Go Light on the Joints
State-Specific Trends in Obesity Prevalence Among Adults with Arthritis —
United States, 2003–2009
Recorded: May 3, 2011; posted: May 5, 2011
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer, healthier people.
It’s the perfect public health storm. Obesity, arthritis, and physical inactivity have combined to create a major problem among an aging US population. Approximately 50 million adults have arthritis and more than 72 million are obese. Obesity among adults with arthritis makes the disease progress more quickly, which can lead to activity limitations, increased pain, and disability. A healthy diet and regular exercise can result in weight loss and slow the progression of problems associated with arthritis. If you’re suffering from arthritis, talk to your health care provider about ways to shape up and feel better.
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