Why Being Overweight causes Pain.
If you are obese, your knees and hips experience up to 3 times as much pressure with each step
If you are obese, your knees and hips experience up to 6 times as much pressure when walking down a flight of stairs.
For every ten pounds of excess weight gained, the risk of developing osteoarthritis increases by approximately 40%
Obesity is a risk factor for developing arthritis in the knees, hips, hands and ankles.
Overweight women who lose as little as 11 pounds decrease their risk of developing arthritis by more than 50%.