So that should be enough motivation to drop the lbs as fast as I can. The fact is, even with the weight I have loss to date, my knees and hip still kill me as I drag this weight around... and yes I know that water aerobics would be the best exercise for me at this point..
The challenge for me is that I like to walk, but I find that at my pace of a brisk stroll it just isn't cutting it for weightloss, I really need something more that will crank up the heart rate..
However, I am determined to work my way up to a pace that will really give me some good ROI..
In the meantime.. Here are a few "did you know" tidbits about the knees:
- Losing a Pound Results in a 4-Pound Reduction in Knee-Joint Load For Each Step in Overweight and Obese Patients. cited scientific reference
- The leading cause of disability in the United States, osteoarthritis (OA) is a complex, degenerative joint disease with several established risk factors.
- The accumulated reduction in knee load for a 1-pound loss in weight would be more than 4,800 pounds per mile walked.
- For people losing 10 pounds, each knee would be subjected to 48,000 pounds less in compressive load per mile walked.