1. Lose Weight
Yes, this is easier said than done, and seems like the answer to every bodily ill. But in the case of arthritis, the more weight you carry, the larger the burden on your joints.
Knees, hips, and feet are particularly affected. Dropping some pounds means less impact on the joints, which leads to greater mobility, less pain, and a slower progression of the disease.
But rather than go crazy on some majorly restrictive diet that is impossible to maintain over the long haul, we recommend adding more anti-inflammatory foods (broccoli, walnuts, fatty fish, berries, and grapes) into your diet. Let them naturally crowd out some of your most unhealthy indulgences and you will start to see weight come off in a way that’s sustainable.