Obesity

 

Obesity & Exercise Physiology

What is obesity?

Obesity is 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 65 years 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. Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP’s) are trained to provide evidence-based exercise interventions to individuals at high risk of developing, or 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 obese 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 you Doctor today to request a Chronic Care Plan referral for bulk billed consultations here at Activate Health. We also take private bookings which can be partially covered by you private health fund. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any enquires on 07 4939 5696.