Did you know that over 60% of all Australians are currently considered to be overweight or obese?* Two thirds of whom are simply not worried about their weight** – and this is becoming a major health problem.
What are the risk factors?
Excess weight can be a risk factor in developing a number of health conditions. These can include heart disease, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea.◊^ As the level of excess weight increases, so does the risk of developing these conditions. In addition, being overweight can hamper the ability to control or manage chronic disorders.†
We can help
Your Guardian pharmacist can help find the right weight loss solution for you. Starting with a personalised weight loss consultation, your Guardian pharmacist can check and advise you on the following:
+ BMI and waist circumference
+ Nutrition advice
+ Exercise and lifestyle advice
Be Good To Yourself
Another way some Guardian pharmacies can help is through the Be Good To Yourself program. Proven to be effective at reducing weight, blood pressure and joint pain, the program is holistic in design and is not a fad or quick fix∆. Your Guardian team know the key to better health and managing weight is not about drastic diets, taking tablets or avoiding whole food groups. Instead, it is about a balanced eating plan along with regular exercise, and the right support and motivation to reach your health goals.
For best results, Guardian suggests one on one consultations with a trained Wellness Coach to create a personalised program with achievable goals to suit your lifestyle and weight loss goals. Each protein-dominant meal plan will include either one or two Be Good To Yourself meal replacement shakes or bars. The products are made in Australia and are a great source of protein, are great tasting and are affordable. For more information, visit www.guardianpharmacies.com.au/begoodtoyourself or ask in-store today.
*Australian Bureau of Statistics (2015). **Heart Foundation Australia (2011). ◊Better Health (2014). ^Sleep Health Foundation (2015). †Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017). ‡Pharmacy-only medications aren’t appropriate for all patients and require consultation with your pharmacist. ∆Based on results from our nib-BGTY pilot study 2017 with 469 participants over a 12 week period.