Australians are getting fatter and there’s no dispute over how this increasing weight is affecting our health. Different methods of assessing body fat can give different interpretations of just how much excess weight a person is carrying, but all methods point in the same direction when applied over time.The most common measure of body fat and associated health risks is … [Read more...] about Explainer: overweight, obese, BMI – what does it all mean?
One of the more surprising factors linked to weight gain is lack of sleep. More and more research studies are finding that poor sleep patterns and insufficient sleep are closely linked to weight gain and obesity. And now yet another clinical study has confirmed the growing body of evidence linking inadequate sleep to obesity.The mechanism linking poor sleep to weight gain … [Read more...] about Can lack of sleep make you fat?