Obesity & Exercise Physiology

What is obesity?

A disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems. Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and cancers. As a person’s weight increases so does their risk of developing these conditions. Being overweight or obese also affects the ability to control or manage chronic conditions.


Facts about obesity in Australia:

  • 2/3 Australian adults are overweight or obese,
  • 1/4 Australian children (aged 2-17) are overweight or obese and
  • 65% of Australians aged 65years or over are inactive or insufficiently active.


Why is exercise so important?

Diet and exercise play a part in helping a person achieve and maintain a health weight. A reduction in weight provides significant health benefits and decreases the risk of chronic disease. This can be achieved through maintenance of weight loss and participation in regular physical activity.


How can Activate Health help you?

Here at Activate Health we are passionate about providing top quality Exercise Physiology to ensure all our clients receive the care and outcomes they deserve and work for. Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP’s) are trained to provide evidence-based exercise interventions to individuals at high risk of developing, ort with existing, chronic conditions and injuries. Exercise is clinically proven and recommended to manage obesity. AEP’s provide an individualized approach to increasing physical activity for Obease to overweight adults, which is ideal to achieve best results.


What types of exercise?

A combination of aerobic and resistance training should be performed at an intensity and duration tailored for the individual to maximize energy expenditure during exercise.


Talk to your Doctor today and ask about having a Care Plan referral completed for visits to come and speak with an AEP from Activate Health, we fully bulk bill all care plan sessions. We also take private booking which most health funds will cover part of the payments. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any enquires.