In 2017-2018, 67% of Australian adults were classified as overweight or obese. Unfortunately, this has many detrimental health effects and can even shorten a person's life expectancy. A large contributor to weight gain and the inability to lose weight is physical inactivity and a poor diet. We also know that there are many other factors that can lead to increased weight including genetics, psychological factors, hormones, side effects of medications, and symptoms of other conditions.
Weight management is most successfully achieved through regular physical activity and healthy food choices. At Reach Allied Health we don't believe in fad diets or workouts that are only sustainable for a short time. We believe in strong evidence-based exercise and lifestyle interventions to ensure your healthier lifestyle is a long-term change.
We have different options available to best suit your individual needs and goals. We have individual consultations available to give you the tools you need to successfully self-manage your exercise regimen. Additionally, we have group classes available to give extra motivation and accountability for longer-term support. Contact us so we can help you start on the right track and work towards your weight management goals.
The benefits of exercise are much more than just weight loss, by exercising you may also:
- Improve cardiovascular fitness -
- Improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack -
- Lower blood pressure and cholesterol -
- Improve physical function and functional capacity -
- Increase muscular strength -
- Increase mobility -
- Improve mental health -
- Improve quality of life -
- Reduce the risk of developing other chronic conditions -
With a valid referral from your GP, you may be eligible for appointments bulk-billed to Medicare. Alternate options are available.