Overweight and obesity are very common, and can have a number of negative effects on health and wellbeing. Individuals who are more that 20% over the recommended weight have elevated risks of developing various diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, stroke, certain types of cancer, kidney problems, liver diseases, arthritis, gallstones and haemorrhoids. The risks of developing these conditions are further increased if the individual has high percentage of body fat, and high amount of fat around the waist. Besides, the excess of body weight puts extra strain on the spine, often causing a lordosis that is excessive inward curve of the spine in the lumbar region. This alteration of the normal spinal curve may cause back pain and other back and joints problems.
We carry out various tests to assess if you are overweight or obese, the percentage of fat and percentage of fat free mass that compose your body, and the amount of fat around your waist. We also carry out other health and wellbeing tests, and lifestyle assessment to find out how environment and habits may be affecting your health and wellbeing. We then calculate your optimal Total Daily Energy Expenditure, and create a personalised programme that generally comprises a healthy diet, lifestyle improvement and physical activity to help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight and body composition.
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