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    Arthritis Agony: Get It Relieved With Healthy Diet and Exercise
    david_gomes posted:
    Exercise followed by a healthy diet has proven to show drastic improvement in the condition of millions crippling with arthritis.

    The issues of arthritis are on a rise these days and mostly hit individuals at or around the age of 45-50. According to a new research it has been found that opting for a few simple steps can provide quick and effective relief from the agony of this disease.

    The new research puts a light on the arthritis issues and says that people having difficulties in performing everyday tasks like (cleaning, bending etc) can achieve a transformation in their lives by having regular exercise for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, three times a week, along with maintaining the calorie count.

    Trials conducted with this aspect of reducing arthritis pain showed that, having a healthy diet and exercise can lessen the pain and enhance mobility even for patients with knee osteoarthritis, one of the leading causes for chronic disability for most adults.

    Knee Osteoarthritis is known to be a frequent cause of mobility dependency, diminished quality of life, along with obesity creating a major risk factor. Whereas the treatments for Osteoarthritis are inadequate, and the available ones also do not give much improved results in the functioning of joints.

    Arthritis researchers also suggest osteoarthritis patients to lose weight if they are overweight and maintain it and stay as much physically fit as possible. It is also suggested and known that intensive weight loss tends to reduce inflammation and thereby cut down the pressure on the joints. Inflammation is the cause of increasingly osteoarthritis and a condition to be blamed for the cartilage wear and tear. The ways to address this are still being looked for.

    Studies were conducted to determine the relation between joint loading, inflammation and other clinical outcomes with or without exercise. There was involvement of intensive diet-induced weight loss coupled with exercise, and the secondary plan was having intensive exercise only for weight loss. The results found that the average weight loss was greater in the diet and exercise group rather than the exercise specific group. The diet and exercise group experienced less knee pain, improved walking speed and better functioning of the joints.

    There was a noticeable reduction in the interleukin levels. Exercise and weight loss also improved the knee osteoarthritis patient's mobility.

    The ones in diet and exercise group had immense reduction in the comprehensive force of the knees in comparison to those in the exercise group. It was shown in the research that osteoarthritis and other obesity-related diseases create an enormous physical and financial burden on the health care system.

    The trial findings also suggested intensive weight loss to get both the benefits; that is anti-inflammatory and bio mechanical benefits.

    Patients with a combination of diet with exercise had safe and efficient weight loss achievement, known to be more that 10 percent.

    The diet was on the basis of partial meal replacements including two meals replaced by shakes, with a lot of protein. In the third meal, there were weekly diet plan with recipes containing 500 to 700 calories and were low in fat and high in vegetables.

    This diet plan created a deficit of between 800-1000 calories a day; with at least 1100 calories consumed each day for women and 1200 for men. On the other hand, exercise program consisted of an hour-long workout for about 3-4 times a week and the process followed for a span of 18 months.
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