Being overweight puts undue stress on bones and joints. And with all the chores a mother does, and all the carrying we do, I wouldn't be surprised if sooner or later, you start talking to your doctor about the pros and cons of taking glucosamine sulphate.
But this is where diet and exercise comes in, especially exercise. Because you can be whistle thin and still be a candidate for osteoarthritis. Exercise keeps our bones and joints functioning at optimal level. I am, however, still finding it hard to include lunges and squats into my daily chores and activities with my son. But I really should work on it already lest I balloon into something I won't recover from.