Obesity is on the rise and in Australia it is climbing faster than anywhere else, with approximately 60 per cent of all Australians either overweight or obese. That’s just over 12 million people.
Obesity can lead to a wide range of other mental and physical health issues such as: diabetes, depression, cardiovascular diseases, muscular and skeletal abnormalities, hypertension, sleep apnoea, negative body/self-image, social isolation, and even some forms of cancer. If you are obese, it is important to seek professional help.
A range of factors can contribute to obesity including your genetics, your eating and exercise habits and psychological factors. Speaking to a trained psychologist can help you to understand the psychological reasons for your obesity and guide you through realistic weight management plans.
Losing weight brings a range of important mental and physical health benefits.