Overweight and obesity is a major public health issue and among the leading risk factors to ill-health in Australia. Especially later is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers. In addition, both of these conditions can hamper the ability to control or manage chronic conditions.
The food and beverages we eat and drink play an important role in our overall health and wellbeing. Health conditions that are often affected by our diet include overweight and obesity, coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, some forms of cancer and type 2 diabetes.
A healthy weight is a weight that helps you get the most out of life. It’s a weight at which you can have a better quality of life.
If you’re overweight, losing weight will bring you a range of important health benefits. Making realistic changes to your diet and level of physical activity that can become a part of your daily routine.
There is a guide available which can help you to start your journey towards a healthy weight. To find out more please click here. To find out more about nutrition and physical activity please click here.
Our doctors can help you will all theses steps. They have the experience to help you through your weight loss journey. We can help you with prescribing you medications, as well as helping to prepare a fitness plans through a sustainable diet, selection of appropriate food groups and being more efficiently physical active. In conjunction with a group of compassionate dieticians, we work with a group of exercise physiologists who can help you in this jouirney. In addition, we work with an endocrinologist to explore any potential hormonal imbalances in some cases. If all fails, we can even help you with discussion and referral for weight loss surgery. To find out more about bariatric surgery please click here.