Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/28/2015 -- Many arthritis patients engage in regular exercise or physical activities to maintain a healthy weight, which helps improve their mobility and mood. However, it seems that there are greater advantages in having a healthy weight.
Experts revealed that having a healthy weight could potentially benefit the joints and provide arthritis pain relief. The BMI (or the body mass index) refers to the estimated body fat based on a person's weight and height. Getting the BMI is more reliable in identifying body fat mainly because it considers the person's body structure.
"Knowing exactly what one's BMI is can help healthcare professionals determine whether or not the patient has a healthy weight. Moreover, having a healthy weight can potentially be beneficial to individuals who are suffering from joint pain," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
According to The Arthritis Foundation, a healthy BMI ranges from 18.5 to 24.9. However, for those who are older than 65, the ideal BMI is between 25 and 27. Having a slightly higher BMI for older individuals allows their bones to have increased protection from osteoporosis.
Individuals whose joints are already damaged by arthritis can benefit from having a healthy weight. One reason is that a pound of weight can actually place four more pounds of pressure on the knees. Shedding pounds can significantly help arthritis patients experience pain reduction.
Weight management is also believed to be one of the best ways to reduce one's risk for developing arthritis in the unaffected joints. This means that one is also able to be less susceptible to having a joint replacement surgery.
"Having a normal BMI can reduce a person's risk for a variety of conditions, which includes hypertension, type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease," added O'Sullivan.
There are many things that patients can do to maintain a healthy weight and reduce their risk for pain and severe joint damage. They can make some dietary and lifestyle changes as well as ensure that they are physically active. The Arthritis Foundation has provided a 12-Week Walking Plan that arthritis patients can take advantage of.
There are arthritis sufferers who also use natural alternatives, such as glucosamine supplements, not just to achieve pain relief, but also improve the health of their joints. Since there are many glucosamine supplements available today, experts recommend that consumers use products that come from a very reliable herbal company. It is also best to choose glucosamine supplements that contain other natural ingredients such as turmeric, chondroitin and MSM (http://amazon.com/Glucosamine-Sulfate-Chondroitin-Supplement-Turmeric/dp/B00DUMO9X4).
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