In 2017-2018, 67% Australians adults were found to be overweight or obese. The prevalence of obesity in Australia is a growing concern due to the issues associated with excess fat accumulation. Obese patients have an increased risk of health complications such as cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, stroke, infertility, respiratory conditions, depression, type 2 diabetes mellitus and various cancers such as bowel, endometrial and pancreatic. The emergence of COVID-19 has highlighted the negative impact of obesity on the respiratory and immune system, leading to increased mortality rates seen in those affected. Achieving even a small amount of weight loss can decrease your risk of disease, whilst at the same time improve quality of life.
Weight Management Team
At O’Connell St Clinic you have access to health professionals including a GP, nutritionist and psychologist. Schedule an appointment now to experience an individualised treatment plan that will promote long-term weight loss without the stress and guilt of going at it alone. Let us provide you with the support, motivation and techniques to kick-start your weight-loss journey. Challenge yourself and achieve a goal that will not only leave you feeling better, but will allow you to get more out of life.
● Health assessment: blood pressure check, BMI, waist:hip ratio and body composition analysis.
● Dietary education, recommendations and meal recipes.
● Exercise techniques and fitness regimens.
● Behavioural, lifestyle and mental health advice.
If you have any interest, please reach out to us by calling (02) 9241 1577 and ask to speak with the nutritionist, Mark Baldoza.
Weight Management Team
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