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.