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What causes obesity?

This is an age old question that sounds pretty straight forward and simple to answer, when in actual fact, it being due to many factors in nature, has caused it to be one of the toughest questions to be answered. If it were as easy as cutting out the fat or the sugar, or going on a fad diet, the issue wouldn’t exist in the first place. According to the Australian Bureau of statistics, in 2011-12, 62.8% of Australians aged 18 years and over were overweight or obese, comprised of 35.3% overweight and 27.5% obese. Just focusing on obese rates, this figure has gone up from 18.7% in 1995, just over a decade ago. This has led to the increase in fad diets and theories that however does not have the

Exercising for the heart

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the collective term for diseases of the heart and blood vessels, which includes heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, angina, heart attacks, peripheral vascular disease and heart failure. CVD is the leading cause of death and disability in Australia, based on 2015 Department of Health statistics. Whilst early diagnosis and improved treatments are helping people to live longer, prevention is the key to decreasing cases of cardiovascular disease. Reducing the incidence of CVD can improve your overall quality of life, and programs such as ours can provide you support and assistance to living a healthier lifestyle, thereby reducing your risk of CVD. There ar

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