Daily Contest Saturday May 20
Today's Theme: Cardiovascular Health Read about today’s theme and then answer the question to enter the daily contest. Remember to tag as many people as you'd like in the comments...
Read about today’s theme and then answer the question to enter the daily contest.
The knee joint is quite prone to the additional mechanical forces associated with carrying extra body weight. The pressure on a knee joint during many activities is up to 4 times that of our body weight.
Over time, being overweight increases our risk of developing osteoarthritis of the hip, spine and knee joints. Keeping a healthy body weight helps to prevent developing osteoarthritis. Additionally, people suffering from osteoarthritis can experience significant improvements in their pain and stiffness by shedding excess body weight.
While beginning exercise can cause brief periods of discomfort, people with osteoarthritis typically see improvements in their pain when they keep active and exercise regularly.
Dr. Colin is a naturopathic doctor practicing in Upper Tantallon in the Halifax Area and with a part-time practice in Cape Breton. He was born and raised in Nova Scotia and returned to Nova Scotia to practice after finishing his naturopathic education in Toronto.
His practice focuses on pain management and maintaining health through physical activity and diet. He utilizes prolotherapy and acupuncture to keep his patients pain-free so that they can stay physically active, social and healthy. Visit drcolinmacleod.com for more info.