Weight-loss cam­paign to im­prove health

Southern Telegraph - - Classifieds -

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.”

Mr Af­sar said mo­bil­ity lim­i­ta­tions could of­ten re­strict a pa­tient’s abil­ity to have an ac­tive life­style. He said his team would work closely with Shoal­wa­ter Phys­io­ther­apy to ad­dress any mo­bil­ity con­cern and come up with an in­di­vid­u­alised plan for ev­ery pa

Phar­macy 777’s Sam Af­sar.

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