Are you in a healthy weight range?
Taking care of our health is something we should all be concerned with on a daily basis. Our weight is a major contributing factor to our overall wellbeing, and if you are overweight or obese, you are putting yourself at risk for a range of physical and mental health problems, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, sleep problems, depression, and more.
According to the Department of Health initiative Healthy WA, ‘the main cause of overweight and obesity is energy imbalance. Over time, if people eat and drink more than the body needs and uses in day-to-day activities, this extra energy will be stored as fat.’
Diabetes is a condition we are all aware of – but how much do you actually know about this 21st-century epidemic?
According to Diabetes Australia:
- 280 Australians develop diabetes every day
- There are three main types of diabetes
- A person who has diabetes cannot naturally maintain healthy levels of glucose in their blood
Dr Sanjeev at Park Medical is passionate about the prevention and management of diabetes through diet. Read more about the Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet here.
Contact Park Medical today to book your appointment with Dr Sanjeev.
There are many advantages to a Low Carb, Healthy Fat nutritional approach. As advocated by Low Carb Down Under (LCDU), this type of diet can be used to manage Type-1 or Type-2 diabetes –
“We believe this is far and above the best way to manage diabetes […] If you have Type-1 or Type-2 Diabetes it is important to understand that decreasing your consumption of carbohydrates that raise your blood sugar will decrease your need for insulin and other medication […].”
Low Carb Down Under defines a Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet as “less than 30% of your daily calories coming from carbohydrates”. This is achieved by eating “real, whole foods v”.
You can find out more about Low Carb Down Under and the Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet on our “Low Carb Down Under Conference” blog post.
August is Tradies National Health Month.
Occupational health is very important for employees who work in the trade industry, as all trades are physically demanding and the risk of various injuries in the workplace is high. Tradies National Health Month, as advocated by the Australian Physiotherapy Association:
“raises awareness of the health and injury risks affecting those who work in trade occupations—among tradies themselves, their families, employers and the wider community. With statistics showing almost 3 in 5 serious workplace injuries involve a tradie—despite making up only 30 per cent of the workforce—tradies' health must be everyone's priority.”