The new hip thing to do is to join a gym class and follow the moves of fitness instructors. This phenomenon sweeping across the country is called Jazzercise where members build cardio strength by grooving to music at an intense sweat breaking pace.
Write down what you eat for a full week and analyze all the bad food that you can eliminate from your diet. Remove these food items from your sight or throw them out completely if you are serious about losing weight.
Overweight individuals that have no idea why they keep adding on weight have no excuse as to not knowing what they eat or consume everyday, including the types of liquids they drink.
It is very important to keep a food log to help you lose the weight (this is very similar to the process of professional bodybuilder keeping a workout log). When you take on any kind of serious commitment whether it is work, exercising, dieting, or creating new recipes, there needs to be record keeping. Log it, and push forward.
Research indicates the rate of diagnosed arthritis in obese people are double the rate of a person with normal weight. For every 1 average weight person with arthritis, there will be 2 obese persons with arthritis.
Common sense tells us that overweight people tend to move around less, and this will likely lead to stiffen joints due to lack of activity. Or when you are so heavy, it can lead to overexertion of knee joints and develop into knee osteoarthritis.