No more knee pain

The best solution for healthy knees is to stay at a healthy weight. With each additional kg of weight you weight, it puts about 4kg of pressure onto your knees when walking and climbing stairs.

“Women often come in complaining of knee pain, and it turns out it started after they put on just 5 or 10 pounds,” says Sara Edwards, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Once you shed that excess weight, though, symptoms improve—and sometimes even disappear.