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The Link Between Weight And Orthopedic Risks

Excess weight contributes to a number of serious health problems. A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons explores the impact of obesity on orthopedic health.

Maintaining your weight through a healthy diet and sensible exercise program is one of the most valuable preventative steps you can take to reduce your risk of health problems and preserve your quality of life. Excess weight and obesity have been linked to health issues from high blood pressure to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Because extra weight strains almost every organ in the body, it is no surprise that it can affect arthritic joints as well.

The November 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons includes a study that discusses the ramifications of obesity on orthopedic health:

At Summit Orthopedics, we are committed to providing you with the information you need to maintain a fit lifestyle. The simplest way to achieve a healthy weight is to eat less and move more. Taking these preventative steps now will help you optimize your quality of life later.

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