Tag: Obesity

Did the government guidelines make us fat?

Government dietary guidelines are under attack by those who claim they’ve caused the rapid rise in obesity in the past forty years. Dietitian Matt O’Neill asks, could this be true? The first Australian dietary guidelines were published in 1982 to guide nutrition advice, education and policy….

The dangers of Visceral fat

Visceral fat is the one we don’t think of, some may not know about, but it has many hidden dangers. Visceral fat is the fat stored in the abdominal cavity and it surrounds several of our major organs a bit like a gel, deep…

The real cost of inactivity

With bills to pay and a range of costs increasing, it’s not unexpected that we have to look at what we spend and limit where we spend it. When the budget comes under scrutiny it is often our recreation and exercise costs or memberships…

Exercise training v calorie deficit diets: which is best to improve body weight & VAT fat?

Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is the ‘bad fat’ around the internal organs and an identified culprit in cardio-metabolic diseases, hence an important target of exercise programmes and nutrition. Can exercise target VAT reduction? This article is based on a research review (See the link…

Podcast #4: should gastric surgery be the first stop for obesity?

In this episode we discuss the recent government plan to make gastric surgery the first solution for obesity and those at risk of type 2 diabetes. We also review our spin circuits class, share this week’s news as well as answer the question ‘should…

The News about booze!

If, at the end of a busy day, you enjoy a glass of wine, a gin and tonic, a beer or whatever your drink of choice is, I’m not going to waggle my finger at you and tell you to cut it out. I…