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For every pound you lose, you take 4 lbs of pressure off from your knees!

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  • Thanks for sharing. God bless. - by WIDARLING
  • even if you are not losing weight as fast as you would like, I'm sure strength training (esp for hip area) is good for your knees! - by OFGREENGABLES
  • WOW!!! Thanks for the information. I didn't know this. This is one of the reasons I just love Spark. - by DIAMOND102
  • didn't know that. thanks - by STREO2004
  • Awesome. Very motivating to get those pounds off. - by GRATEFUL_DAWN
  • WOW! That is almost scary, but motivating. - by DAWN220
  • that's good to know. I have lost 35 pounds and my knees do feel better. I look forward to the day when they no longer hurt. - by TIME-4-TINA
  • I never thought about that, but I guess it's because the knees have a smaller surface area. I wonder if that counts the weight below your knees or if that's already factored in. Anyway, I have a creaky knee so this is good to hear. I think I used to lock them when I was standing around, so know I try and keep them active when I'm standing. - by VTRICIA
  • Its funny that I ran across this because I am having the worst knee pain ever today. I am again inspired to get moving. - by FATFIRL
  • ONEATATIME3
    emoticon emoticon - by ONEATATIME3
  • I agree...but it's getting them lbs off that counts. - by HYATTI1
  • My knees thank you! - by PENDARI
  • 72 pounds of pressure gone here...fells great!!!!! emoticon - by JLLOVETT
  • Wow ! If this info doesn't motivate me to walk more nothing will. Thanks for sharing this info ! - by SFREY217
  • DEL-AND-COMPANY
    Yikes! That's amazing! Makes me appreciate losing weight even more. Thanks for sharing this. - by DEL-AND-COMPANY
  • Those who have bad knees should heed this information. - by LEANMEAN2
  • thanks good to know emoticon - by JANETTEB553
  • interesting, didn't know that. - by BRENNA84
  • thanks emoticon emoticon - by INGMARIE
  • Thanks for sharing. - by RUTHEY01
  • emoticon - by MJ7DM33
  • That's good to know! Thanks! - by KASEYSUNDANCER
  • JAZZI64
    I know because i have been aching knees because losing my weight .... emoticon - by JAZZI64
  • Pretty amazing statistics! I know my knees feel better when I weigh less but this really puts it in perspective! - by LSIG14
  • Good motivator! - by FLRED12
  • Our knees and joints are crying for relief. Thanks for sharing! - by PYNETREE
  • I can believe it! Big difference between 130# & 205#!!! emoticon
    I imagine my knees thanking me! - by GINGERVISTA
  • No wonder my knees feel better...240 lbs of pressure - by NVRDWN88
  • Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!! - by DIBRN5
  • thanks did not know this - by NASFKAB
  • RASIRE
    This is great information to have....thanks for sharing! emoticon - by RASIRE
  • emoticon for sharing..I didn't know that - by CMORISAK
  • Great to know. I'm going to share that around. - by KALIOPPE
  • I was told that when I get up I put 4 times the weight on my knees so that makes sense to me. - by HYATTI1
  • hmmmm.....don't I know it..... - by TEESLIM
  • thank you for the information just the thing to spur me on - by JUNETTA2002
  • MONICATPEREZ1
    Great info. - by MONICATPEREZ1
  • My knees really used to hurt me due to osteoarthritis, Dr's been telling me to loose weight. I've lost almost 30# & boy, can I tell a difference! - by NHEMBERGER
  • DEARTOMYHEART
    Thanks so much for sharing. Great information. - by DEARTOMYHEART
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
  • HIGHNOON
    emoticon - by HIGHNOON
  • I did not know it was that much. - by KARIDIAN1
  • Where did that ratio come from? Curious about the math
    thanks - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • sweet emoticon - by ILOVEJIM851991
  • MANDALORE
    emoticon - by MANDALORE
  • For us people with knee problems this should be posted on our bathroom mirror so we can see it at the start of every day. Thanks for the reminder. - by LYNCHD05
  • I never knew this. That should make it easier to walk. - by PTOUCHET63
  • WOW I lost 50 pounds, my knees must be singing joy of relief! - by PENNYPACKER3
  • emoticon - by INGMARIE
  • I knew that it was easier on your knees the less weight you carried but 4 lbs is a lot. Great information, thanks for sharing! - by SHAWNY2
  • THANKS for sharing. We all need a reminder to get moving and lose it for the sake of our Knees! - by COOKI3123
  • Wow...Good to know. Thanks for sharing! - by PYNETREE
  • My knees are grateful each time I lose. - by FITWITHIN
  • Thanks for the reminder. My knees feel it. emoticon - by GARDENSFORLIFE
  • Currently nursing a knee injury and I told the doctor I KNOW it's because I'm middle-aged, over-weight, and taking some meds that can cause joint issues. So, the one thing I can control is what I weigh. Thanks for the inspiration! - by MRSTAZMAYO
  • My husband is having knee pain as he too is overweight. I'll enlighten him of this info. I too only started knee problem when I put on the weight. This makes me motivated even more to knuckle down and lose more weight. emoticon - by CRAZYPUP
  • OMG! I never knew that! I always assumed it was a 1:1 ratio. Thanks for sharing! - by KARIN1972
  • that explains why my knees started hurting after gaining 40 lbs in the past 18 months. seeing it in writing is a real motivator. thank you! - by AW5938
  • That is crazy cool! Thanks for sharing!! - by JASI27
  • BASTET8
    This really is surprising. I didn't expect if to be so much, either. My knees have just started to bother me. I felt that my weight gain was chief reason, I just didn't know it was that much. Definately need to get my extra weight off and not put on any additional. - by BASTET8
  • Nice to know that--thanks! ~Susan - by BBGOOGIN
  • WOW!! I knew the knees took a beating but not that much, that is crazy. Thanks for sharing. - by LADYJ6942
  • i am glad i learned this. i have alot of pain in my knees when i walk and go up steps. can not wait to loose weight just for relief - by FITNESSPAM72

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