Weight loss and healther joints
The heavier we are the more stain we put on our joints and ligaments and tendons, wich can lead to more sprain, stains and therfore less activiy !
Apart from the obvious ligament knee strain, the foot has to take all our weight 50% of the time when we walk and so conditions such as planta faciaitis is more common. The foot will tend to flatten in the arch and so add to calf stain. Unfortunately when ligament is over stretched it does not ever return to its original state and so the joint it supports becomes more flexible and unstable and more prone to dislocation.
As this happens, we tend to exercise less due to joint pain and so loose muscle mass in exchange for body fat and so the cycle gets worse. At this point flat arches will affect the knee hip, spine and neck so an intervension is required to stablise the foot and increase cardio exercise. It is true that it would be best not to get into this situation however it is possible to correct and reverse these joint problems with a good trainer, postural assessment and a considered weight management program.
To find out more take a look at my postural corrction progams and personal training page