Obesity

One of the most important health risk factors is waist circumference as it predicts a number of chronic conditions. Carrying excess weight, and in particular, fat, places strain on many of the body’s organs.

Exercise plays an important part in weight management. There are key steps in correctly prescribing exercise for clients with obesity is dependent on current health status and capacity. Synapse works with you to set sustainable changes that assist you to not only lose weight but keep it off! We also work closely with other health professionals to facilitate appropriate dietary changes and recommendations.

Fatness or fitness?

Recent evidence has also confirmed that exercise therapy reduces central obesity, including around your organs, with or without weight loss.

A focus on ‘fitness’ rather than ‘fatness’ is an important message for both healthcare professionals and people with a number of health risk factors associated from central obesity.

Improving your physical capacity has been shown to improve glucose and cholesterol levels in the blood, reduces stress on the heart and reduces risks of stroke and improves psychological health. This is independent of any weight loss.

While weight management is part of the equation and certainly we strive for it. We work with you to establish a healthy lifestyle which reduces your overall disease risk.

Contact us to further discuss weight management and preventive health.

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