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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How important is weight management for ageing well?

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  • Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a leader in women’s health, supported by funding from the Australian Government. We provide trusted and easy-to-understand information to … View Profile

    Regular physical activity and healthy eating habits are important to maintain ideal weight and to help prevent chronic diseases like heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer and diabetes.

  • Anna-Louise Moule

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    I am an Accredited Exercise Physiologist specialising in the management of chronic conditions through exercise and lifestyle management. I completed my undergraduate studies in Exercise … View Profile

    Weight management is important for ageing well as being overweight or obese can put you at an increased risk of many chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, as well as placing your joints under increased stress and putting you at a higher chance of osteoarthritis in the main weight bearing joints.

    Studies have shown that even the small increases in weight that people often have over time, especially in winter can turn into bigger health problems as we age if weight isn't consciously managed through regular exercise and health eating habits.

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