Overweight and I have osteoarthritis
“I’m overweight and I have osteoarthritis. My joints hurt. My brother lost weight with your hypnosis program. Can you help me in Iowa and will it help my joint pain? Norm”
This is another wonderful question and thank you Norm for reaching out to me.
Norm, we can meet online for your weight loss hypnosis sessions. I’ve been using phone and internet for client sessions for many years now and I have clients in several states and countries.
I am happy to meet you online for a free weight loss hypnosis consultation.
Weight loss hypnosis and joint pain
And yes, most likely, weight loss hypnosis can help you alleviate joint pain. First, hypnosis for weight loss can help you to end your desire for the foods that are inflammatories and help you create healthy desires for those foods that promote health and healing.
Secondly, according to the Obesity Action Coalition, “While osteoarthritis (OA) can develop due to wear and tear on any joint, those that bear our weight are most susceptible because of the mechanical force placed on them. For this reason, the more you weigh, the more stress on your weight-bearing joints, the more likely you are to develop OA.”
Additionally, being overweight or obese seems to greatly increase the development of rheumatoid arthritis. Read The Wear and Tear of Obesity: the Burden of Weight in Joint Disease
Why weight matters
Harvard Medical School tells us that, “There are two ways that being overweight raises your risk for developing osteoarthritis (the most common joint disorder, which is due to wear and tear on a joint). First, excess weight puts additional stress on weight-bearing joints (the knee, for example). Second, inflammatory factors associated with weight gain might contribute to trouble in other joints (for example, the hands).
Let’s look at weight and your knees. When you walk across level ground, the force on your knees is the equivalent of 1½ times your body weight. That means a 200-pound man will put 300 pounds of pressure on his knees with each step. Add an incline, and the pressure is even greater: the force on each knee is two to three times your body weight when you go up and down stairs, and four to five times your body weight when you squat to tie a shoelace or pick up an item you dropped. Read Why weight matters when it comes to joint pain
So imagine with me for a moment if you lost weight – imagine how much better you might feel. Imagine the gift you would be giving to you and to your body.
If you are ready to lose weight and give you and your body the gift of health and wellness, give me a call or send me an email. No matter where you may live, together, you and I can create a weight loss hypnosis program to meet your needs.
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