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Hold the right leg in the air 3 seconds. Slowly lower your foot to the ground. This move helps strengthen the inside of your legs to help support your knees.

Lie on your back, both knees bent. Place a pillow between the knees. Squeeze your knees together, squishing the pillow between them. Hold for 5 seconds. Stand tall and hold the back of a chair for support. Lift your heels off the ground and rise up on the toes of both feet.

Slowly lower both heels to the ground. Do the same exercise while sitting in a chair. Stand and hold the back of a chair for balance. Place your weight on your left leg. Stand tall and lift the right leg out to the side -- keep the right leg straight and outer leg muscles tensed.

Hold 3 seconds, then slowly lower the leg. Increase leg height over time. Practice this move to make standing easier. Place two pillows on a chair. Sit on top, with your back straight, feet flat on the floor see left photo. Use your leg muscles to slowly and smoothly stand up tall.

Then lower again to sit. Try with your arms crossed or loose at your sides. Too tough to do? Or use a chair with armrests and help push up with your arms. This move helps you bend over or get in and out of cars. Stand behind your kitchen counter without holding on, and slowly lift one foot off the floor.

The goal is to stay balanced for 20 seconds without grabbing the counter. Do this move twice, then switch sides. Balance for a longer time. Or try it with your eyes closed. Stand in front of stairs, and hold onto the banister for balance.

Then place your left foot on a step. Tighten your left thigh muscle and step up, touching your right foot onto the step. Keep your muscles tight as you slowly lower your right foot.

Touch the floor and lift again. Even if you have stiff or sore knees, walking may be a great exercise. Start slow, stand tall, and keep at it. You can ease joint pain, strengthen your leg muscles, improve your posture, and improve your flexibility. It's also good for your heart. If you're not active now, check in with your doctor before you start a new exercise program. Other exercises that are easy on the knees include biking, swimming, and water aerobics.

Water exercise takes weight off painful joints. Many community and hospital wellness centers, gyms, and pools offer classes for people with arthritis. Being active may also help you lose weight, which takes pressure off your joints.

For favorite activities, like golf, ask your doctor or physical therapist how to safely make painful moves hurt less. Thirty minutes a day is a good goal. Start small, like with 10 minutes every other day. If you don't have pain, exercise more to meet the goal.

Those healthy vegetables added low-cal bulk to the tasty dish. A protein-rich breakfast may help you resist snack attacks throughout the day. The women ate a calorie breakfast that included eggs and a beef sausage patty. The effect of the high-protein breakfast seemed to last into the evening, when the women munched less on fatty, sugary goods than the women who had cereal for breakfast. For a great snack on the run, take a small handful of almonds, peanuts, walnuts, or pecans.

Research shows that when people munch on nuts, they automatically eat less at later meals. Skip the apple juice and the applesauce and opt instead for a crunchy apple. One reason is that raw fruit has more fiber. A Harvard study followed more than , people for a decade or longer.

Yogurt, of all the foods that were tracked, was most closely linked to weight loss. Yes, grapefruit really can help you shed pounds, especially if you are at risk for diabetes.

Drinking grapefruit juice had the same results. But grapefruit juice doesn't have any proven "fat-burning" properties -- it may just have helped people feel full.

You cannot have grapefruit or grapefruit juice if you are on certain medications, so check the label on all your prescriptions , or ask your pharmacist or doctor. Load your shopping cart with lots of lean protein, fresh veggies, fruit, and whole grains, says food scientist Joy Dubost, PhD, RD.

The most important thing, when it comes to lasting weight loss, is the big picture of what you eat, not specific foods. Delicious foods that help you diet? It sounds too good to be true. So take this list when you go to the supermarket: Beans Inexpensive, filling, and versatile, beans are a great source of protein. Soup Start a meal with a cup of soup, and you may end up eating less.

Dark Chocolate Want to enjoy chocolate between meals?

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