Obesity is quickly becoming one of the leading health conditions in Australia where over 6 million people, aged 18 and over, are obese.
Obesity in children has also increased at a substantial rate. It is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30. It is a significant risk factor of many chronic diseases such as:
Obesity can be well managed through healthy lifestyle changes such as finding a healthy diet you can stick to and regular exercise. Exercise has many benefits in helping obesity such as:
It is always recommended to start with light exercises but do it frequently to build up to a higher intensity and frequency. It’s recommended to exercise at a moderate intensity for more than or equal to 150 minutes/week of aerobic exercise (eg, 30 minutes of walking 5 times a week) with 2 days of resistance training. Our exercise physiologist can discuss with you which exercises will suit you best in order to keep you consistent without injuring yourself.
Diet plays a very important role in weight loss. Our dietitians can help you create a nutritionally adequate plan so you can lose weight and keep it off in combination with healthy exercise and physical activity.