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- Website: Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center
- Resource type: Article
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Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk of osteoarthritis and reduce pain for those who already have the condition. To help lose weight and maintain a healthy weight, reduce both dietary fat and total calories and include at least 30 minutes of physical activity in each day.
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obesity , arthritis, weight loss, BMI, waist circumference, joint pain, physical activity
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Rated on: 6/27/2016 1:14:39 PM
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