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.


Obesity And Breast Cancer: Know The Link & Lower Your Risk

Carrying extra weight increases your risk for 13 cancers. Obesity is recognised as a leading modifiable risk factor for the development of breast cancer.


How To Enjoy The BBQ Season After Bariatric Surgery

10 tips to enjoy the Aussie summer BBQ season after bariatric surgery without sabotaging your weight loss goals.


Healthy Snacks To Keep You Cool

We’ve got some super easy and dietitian approved snack ideas that are perfect to help lower body temperature and keep you cool this time of year.


Spring Clean Your Workout Routine

With the weather warming up it’s time to take our workouts outside to fully maximise our training and reap the benefits that nature has to offer. Fitness Innovator, Tanya Walker, shares why you need to Spring clean your workout routine.


Meal Prep Like a #WeightLossWarrior

Meal prep like a #Warrior with tips from one of our patients, Jodie Siggers.


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.


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.


The Stigma Surrounding Weight Bias in Society & In Clinical Setting

Weight stigma has been broadly defined as bias or discriminatory behaviours targeted at individuals because of their weight. Dietitian Bayleigh Witheriff breaks down the importance of eradicating the stigma that surrounds obesity which can have a devastating effect on a person health and wellbeing.


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.


Live & Learn From Adversities in 2020 – Health is the Greatest Wealth

Protecting yourself, and your loved ones, from the perils of disease, is as much personal responsibility as it a federal or state one. If anything though, it starts with you.


Long Term Complications of Overweight and Obesity

I am sure it comes as no surprise to those reading this​ article​ that the health risks associated with ​staying overweight or morbidly obese will continue to escalate over time if left untreated.