Obesity

Want to be healthier?  Cooking at home more often is one of the simplest changes you can make to boost your health.   Just in time for Australia’s Healthy Weight Week, the Dietitians Association of Australia has put together their top five steps to healthy home cooked meals. And they particularly want to inspire blokes, including Dads, to ‘man up in the kitchen’. Get cooking!   We all want to be healthy, and cooking at home more often is one of the simplest changes you can make to boost your health.  At home, you have control over what goes into your meal and how...

Statistics show obesity levels to have more than doubled in the last twenty years, with more than 1.9 billion people over the age of 18 considered overweight, with 600 million of these obese. This has placed a significant strain on our already growing burden of disease and stretched healthcare system. Over recent years society has grown in many ways, shapes and forms. While in a number of ways this has been beneficial, it has also resulted in many of us sitting not only longer, but also more frequently throughout the day. Add to this the shift towards a more highly processed...

The decision to undertake bariatric surgery is not one that people take lightly. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has reported that the rising number of weight-loss procedures being completed is not actually proportional to the rise in obesity rates – instead, the increase has been linked to more publicity, accessibility, safety and reported successes as a result of surgery.   There is a growing body of research that bariatric surgery has the highest effectiveness and long-term impact on clinically severe obesity. Following surgery, dietary intake is closely monitored and guided by dietitians. But what about exercise? With weight coming off...