Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and the number of people living with OA is increasing, as more of us are living for longer. However, there are other contributing factors as well, such as obesity and physical inactivity.

In this conversation with Gráinne O’Leary, CEO of Arthritis Ireland, Richelle Flanagan, registered consultant dietitian and clinical nutritionist, looks at the issue of healthy eating and #osteoarthritis. Richelle discusses the relationship between healthy eating and exercise, including healthy ways to achieve weight loss. She also talks about diets that are beneficial for people with OA, including the Mediterranean diet, and the role of supplements.

Richelle has run her consultancy, Be Nutrition Wise, for the past 15 years and is past-president of Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI). This video is part of the #BePrOActive awareness campaign about osteoarthritis.

For further information, visit https://www.arthritisireland.ie/beproactive

BePrOActive is supported by Pfizer, Grünenthal, the Sports Surgery Clinic and Flexiseq.