Weight-loss campaign to improve health
A Rockingham pharmacist is launching a weight-loss campaign to help make Rockingham 100kg lighter this summer.
According to data from the Department of Health, about two-thirds of WA’s population is overweight or obese.
With several health conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure linked to obesity, Pharmacy 777’s Sam Afsar is hoping to help improve health in Rockingham and surrounding suburbs by introducing a campaign, which provides weight-loss advice to clients according to their individualised needs.
“We’re encouraging people to lose about 5 per cent of their current body weight,” he said.
“The Rockingham and Kwinana hub have a higher overweight and obesity rate than the national average.
“While there is knowledge that losing weight is the next step in the decision to live a healthier life, the market is so saturated with weight-loss programs and diets and not all of them are suitable for everyone.
“Patients need to know which one would suit their health the best.
“We will work with individuals to create a plan which takes into account all other health conditions and mobility limitations.
“We will also work in collaboration with the patient's GP and other health professionals so that the best outcome is achieved.”
Pharmacy 777’s Sam Afsar.