Stigma-Free Obesity Care

In Australia, more than two-thirds of all adults are overweight or obese, with just under a third falling into the obese category. This puts many of us dangerously at risk of developing chronic conditions such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke and mental health conditions such as depression

Measuring Obesity:

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  • BMI (Body Mass Index) is an internationally recognised standard for identifying obesity in adults. While it does not measure body composition, it does give a useful indication at a population level. The AIHW BMI Calculator can be used to calculate BMI and compares the results to Australian statistics.
  • Waist circumference is also used to assess whether someone is at risk of developing obesity-related chronic diseases. A waist measurement of 80 cm for women and 94 cm for men represents an increased risk and a measurement of 88 cm for women and 102 cm for men indicates a substantially increased risk.

The stigma and shame surrounding being overweight or obese can represent a significant barrier to change for individuals. Additionally, marginalised groups including those living within the lowest socioeconomic areas face greater levels of obesity and associated health risks.

The management of obesity is best assisted with education and the involvement of allied health professionals to promote lifestyle changes around physical activity and healthy eating habits. Australia has several charities committed to providing stigma-free resources and care, including HAES Australia and The Obesity Collective.

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