Osteoarthritis is painful and it can slow you down. But, you don’t have to give in. Don’t stop doing what you love just because you have sore joints; it’s your life–live it. Osteoarthritis is more common in those individuals that are overweight. It’s one thing to be overweight to a poor diet or lack of exercise. Yet, some medications or illnesses can make that weight gain sneak up out of nowhere. If you believe this to be the case, go to see your doctor. They can partner you with a certified nutritionist who will help you get your weight down to a healthy level.