Obesity & Weight Loss

In 2017-18, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ National Health Survey showed that two-thirds of Australian adults were overweight or obese. Excess weight, especially obesity, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some forms of cancer. As the level of obesity increases, the risk of developing these conditions increases too. Weight loss fads and yo-yo dieting may seem enticing however they can be more detrimental to your health (and weight loss goals) in the long run. Implementing sustainable eating habits and engaging in moderate-intensity exercise regularly is the key to a healthier, leaner body.

Weight loss can help with:

  • Improved blood glucose control for diabetes prevention and management

  • Prevention and management of heart and lung disease

  • Improved strength, mobility and reduced joint pain

  • Reduce risk of developing other lifestyle diseases

  • Improve mental well-being, confidence and self-esteem

  • Improve overall lifestyle

Modes of exercise for weight management should include a variety of aerobic and resistance training. An individualized approach to increasing physical activity is important and is best achieved by seeking advice from a professional.

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist will complete a thorough assessment to evaluate your capacity for exercise and will design a suitable program to meet your personalised goals. Our clinic boasts a fully equipped gym to cater for all your training needs. 4 Life Exercise Physiology can also assist in developing a home-friendly exercise regime if this is more desirable.

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