A new programme designed to help train and strengthen people who are overweight or obese is to be rolled out across all Australian public transport.
Key points:The Health and Fitness Network (HFN) is designed to increase the number of obese people on public transport and help reduce their health risksThe aim is to reduce people’s exposure to obesity-related illnessesThe scheme is a joint effort between the Department of Health and Sport and the Australian Obesity Taskforce (AATF)Health and Fitness Networks is a program that uses data to help people determine if they’re overweight or not and then offers advice on how to achieve that goal.
Health and fitness organisations in Australia currently offer advice and support for obese people and help them plan their diet.
But the AATF has been pushing for more support for the obese community, with the aim of reducing their exposure to illness and making sure people are in the best physical shape.
Dr Susanne Ritz, a senior lecturer at the Australian National University, said the HFN was part of a larger effort to improve health for people who were overweight.
“If you are overweight, there is a very high risk of diabetes and obesity, particularly for people over 50,” she said.
“This program is designed specifically to address the obesity epidemic and the obesity problem.”
Dr Ritz said the AIFN was part the Government’s “Health and Fatigue” initiative, which aims to increase activity and reduce physical activity.
“The idea is that we will create a framework where we can identify people who have the greatest potential for health benefits,” she told news.com.au.
“We can identify them in the population and they can then be identified and support them to exercise, get a job, have children or do whatever they are doing to maintain a healthy weight.”
The program, which is part of the Health and Fatitude initiative, includes a range of exercises and activities to help get the most out of your time on public transportation.
“When you are obese you can spend more time on the street and less time on your bike, which will lead to a greater likelihood of diabetes,” Dr Ritz explained.
“So the exercise programs in the HIFN will be designed to encourage people to do that.”
It will also be part of our overall strategy to promote exercise.
“Dr Michael Gaffney, a professor of exercise science at the University of New South Wales, said a number of research studies had shown that exercise can have a positive effect on people’s health.”
A number of studies have shown that when people do physical activity, they get a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and the like,” he said.
The Health & Fatigue programme is currently rolling out across Australian public transit.”
What we are really focused on is making sure we get the health benefits of exercise in the community, in terms of preventing obesity and reducing exposure to diseases like diabetes and heart disease,” Dr Gaffey said.
But Dr Ruth said the Health & Fitness Network was more than just about exercise.”
That is what it’s really about – the health and wellbeing of people who live with obesity,” she explained.
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