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Healthy lifestyle - Weight control

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Obesity is a growing public health problem around the world, especially in developed countries. Australia is no exception.

In 2007/08 6.9 million Australians or 61% of all adults were overweight or obese (68% men and 55% women with a BMI over 25). 25% of Australian children were overweight or obese (26% boys and 24% girls). National Health Survey, 2007/08 (ABS Cat. No. 4364.0)

Excess weight is associated with a range of illnesses including coronary heart disease and high blood pressure, diabetes, certain types of cancer, gallbladder disease and osteoarthritis - leading to a ballooning of public health care expenditure. The total cost of obesity in 2008 was estimated as $58.2 billion." (The Growing Cost of Obesity in 2008 : three years on, Access Economics)

The obesity epidemic and the desire to look good have created a growing weight management industry. Industry participants include: public health services, GPs, dietitians, exercise physiologists, personal trainers, nutrition consultants, obesity surgeons, naturopaths, weight loss centres, and diet food and herbal product retailers.

Professionals and businesses in the weight management industry are regulated by their relevant registration body or code of conduct. Some industry participants are members of The Weight Management Council Australia Ltd. It administers the Weight Management Code of Practice and oversees its members' compliance.

Many professionals in this field belong to the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, a scientific organisation of medical practitioners, dietitians, scientists and other health care professionals interested in obesity research, treatment or public health initiatives directed at the prevention of obesity.

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Chi Of Life Health and Wellness

Chi Of Life Health and Wellness

Weightloss and Wellness Retreat

Chi Of Life Health and Wellness retreat is the perfect getaway to escape the hustle and bustle of life and achieve your weightloss goals. Learn how to exercise properly, train your body to enjoy healthy food and prepare meals that you will love. Join Joanna in Chi Of Life Retreat today!
Jenny Craig

Jenny Craig

Lose Weight And Keep It Off With Our Proven SkillPower

Melbourne, VIC 3004

Jenny Craig has been helping people lose weight and keep it off for nearly 30 years.
Jenny Craig provides you with the skills and knowledge to lose weight while eating the foods you love!
Founded in Melbourne, Jenny Craig has Centres across Australia, as well as a convenient home delivery option Jenny Direct.
Cohen's Weight Loss Clinic

Cohen's Weight Loss Clinic

Lose weight fast through healthy eating, based on using your
blood profile and years of research by Dr Cohen.

(6 locations)

Booragoon, WA 6154

You can achieve Rapid Fat Loss, Weight Loss and Wellness at Cohen's Weight Loss Clinic. Relax, it is not a kilojoules-based diet.
Ultra Lite

Ultra Lite

Weight loss and detox programs

Research, VIC 3095

The Ultra Lite Ketogenic Weight loss and detox program is based on sound science and common sense. Clinical research, Medical trials and many hundreds of thousands of successful clients attest to this. It is highly motivational providing safe rapid weight loss 10 kilos in 5 weeks, provides 1 on 1 support is educational and good for the whole family and is based on eating 3 healthy meals a day.
Metabolic Health Clinic

Metabolic Health Clinic

Specialist Weightloss & Diabetes Clinic
Distributors of Cryptomonadales

Doncaster East, VIC 3109

Metabolic Health Clinic are specialists in weight management and the diagnosis and treatment of insulin resistance, glucose impairment, Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. We offer tailored weight management programs and are the exclusive distributors of the wholly balanced nutritional supplement, Cryptomonadales - scientically proven to lower cholesterol, blood sugar and systemically detox.
Time to Cleanse: Isagenix Nutritional Cleansing

Time to Cleanse: Isagenix Nutritional Cleansing

Sydney, NSW 2000

Time to Cleanse is a leading provider of safe, natural and gentle Isagenix cleansing programs that can help people improve energy levels, lose weight and bring their body back in to balance.
Body and Mind Connexion

Body and Mind Connexion

Cleveland, QLD 4163

Want to lose weight fast?
Consider a Laser Lipo Treatment by Body and Mind Connexion.

Mediloss Weight Loss Program

Brecken Health Care

Bunbury, WA 6231


Adventures in Weightloss

Free webinars

Milton, QLD 4064

Adventures in Weight Loss offers a three phase weight loss program that will ensure you lose the weight and keep it off.

Teatox Australia Pty Ltd

Herbal teas for detox and weight loss

Rose Bay North, NSW 2030

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