2. Watch Your Weight
Having additional mass on your body can put unnecessary strain on your knees, making your arthritis symptoms worse. The Arthritis Foundation has a wide range of suggestions for helping you take off some excess weight without extreme dieting.
The foundation also lists the benefits of dropping some pounds if you’re suffering from arthritis, such as reducing pressure on your joints, easing inflammation (and associated pain), and cutting risk of developing other chronic diseases such as diabetes and even cancer.