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The Changing Landscape of Mental Health: Reflecting on R U OK? Day

Explore the evolving landscape of mental health and the significance of open conversations on the annual R U OK? Day. Join the dialogue.

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Women’s Health Matters: Taking Control of Your Wellbeing at Every Life Stage

Explore the various stages of a woman’s life and how to prioritize women’s health throughout the journey. .

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Diabetes Epidemic Escalates in Australia: Misconceptions & Controversies

Discover the integrated link between obesity and diabetes in Australia as we explore the misconceptions and controversies surrounding this escalating epidemic.

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The Link Between Mental Health and Obesity | Understanding the Psychosocial Burden

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Discover the link between mental health and obesity with WLSA’s professional guide. Break the stigma and seek help today.

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The Meaning of Health Beyond Weight Loss Surgery

There is no doubt that these procedures are highly effective in reducing cm’s from waistlines and seeing those numbers go down on the scale. However, we need to be looking at the bigger picture than scale based wins.

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Weight Bias

It is clear that we are living in a society where overweight and obesity are becoming increasingly the social norm, even though a growing amount of our evidence has shown that excess weight can increase the risk of serious health consequences.
Weight bias is defined as negative attitudes toward and beliefs about others because of their weight. Weight bias leads to the stigmatisation of obese individuals and as research shows, this, in turn, can have a serious negative impact on their social, economic, psychological, and physical health.

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Cancer & Obesity

It is clear that we are living in a society where overweight and obesity are becoming increasingly the social norm, even though a growing amount of our evidence has shown that excess weight can increase the risk of serious health consequences.
Cardiovascular disease, asthma, back and joint problems, chronic kidney disease, dementia and diabetes have all long been linked to excess weight. But did you know overweight and obesity are also strongly linked to an increased risk of developing cancer?

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Small Steps for a Big Change [Habits]

The start of a new year is all about new beginnings, fresh starts and New Year’s resolutions! So why is it so difficult to stick to these resolutions? Here’s the problem: New Year’s resolutions involve habits – either forming new habits or quitting bad habits – and habits are complicated. WLSA Dietitian Tegan Tudor shares her 6 top tips for turning those resolutions into lasting healthy habits which you can stick to all year long, not just in January.

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Staying Healthy This Holiday Season

It seems we get to this time of the year every year and we wonder where the year went. We have commitments all throughout the month and time flies by. Yes, it can be a lot of fun, but not being home, eating away from home and just being time-poor can cause us to fall back into old habits quite easily and make some poor food choices.

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The Psychology of Obesity

For many, it is quicker, easier, and sometimes even cheaper to pick up pre-made food than to plan a shopping list, go to the grocery store, and head home to break out the pots and pans. A lack of time can result in a lifestyle high in fast food and low in exercise, the recipe for obesity.

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Weightloss & Our Brain

Congratulations, you decided to embark on a journey of change. The next time you experience the fear it will be less, and you will be able to make a good choice rather than overreacting with a “fight or flight” response. Old automatic habits aren’t changed quickly or easily, and are stronger when we are tired.

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The Healthy vs Unhealthy Partner

This highlights the importance of involving supportive family members in your decision to undergo weight loss surgery, especially those you live with.