Posts: Obesity

6 05, 2019

Well this is awkward – we think our patients are unmotivated [Commentary]

By |2019-05-06T13:42:32+10:00May 6th, 2019|0 Comments

I’ll admit to being a little blind-sided by the leading paragraphs in this article published in the Sydney Morning Herald (and similar pieces published on other platforms, for example here), that 71% of health professionals believe their patients with obesity do NOT want to lose weight (while […]

4 04, 2019

Lifestyle Medicine support for bariatric patients

By |2019-04-04T10:50:36+10:00April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Overweight and obesity continues to be one of the, if not the, greatest challenge to the Australian healthcare system. The most recent datafrom the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare notes that nearly two thirds of Australian adults are overweight or obese, with obesity rising, and one quarter of children are […]

9 10, 2018

How Lifestyle Medicine addresses weight stigma: World Obesity Day 2018

By |2019-02-21T11:40:47+10:00October 9th, 2018|0 Comments

[Image courtesy of the World Obesity Federation]

Launched in 2015, World Obesity Day aims to stimulate and support practical solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and to reverse the obesity epidemic currently facing our health system.

In 2018, the campaign is focused on raising awareness about the […]

12 02, 2018

The 5 A’s of obesity management

By |2019-02-21T12:20:29+10:00February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Obesity is a chronic health problem that health professionals need to get comfortable talking about said international obesity expert Dr Arya Sharma in a session which offered delegates some practical take home tips to use with overweight and obese patients.

Obesity is a chronic health problem

At the ‘Meet the Professor’ session Dr Sharma […]

11 10, 2017

Obesity Prevention Consensus: 8 action areas to address obesity in Australia

By |2019-02-21T14:11:17+10:00October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

“Australia’s health, wellbeing and productivity are being threatened by an epidemic of weight-related illness”1. The Obesity Prevention Consensus have just released a report outlining eight key action items to help address obesity in Australia.

According to the Obesity Prevention Coalition, the economic burdens posed by weight-related illnesses have exceeded that of tobacco related illness1. Approximately 63.4% […]