Weight Loss: Pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?

DR ANASTASIA BOULAIS

MBBS (University of Sydney), BMEDSC

Any discussion about health and well-being, whether at your doctor’s office, office tearoom or over a coffee with friends, inevitably focuses on weight loss. As a society, we are preoccupied with our relationship with gravity and we often judge our health, social success and overall happiness against that marker. The recent rebirth of the ancestral health movement is no exception, with many people attempting to apply evolutionary biology principles for the sole purpose of getting thinner. However, as we will hear, weight loss is a foreign concept in most ancestral cultures and modern indigenous populations. Concentrating our individual and public health efforts on pursuing this red herring makes us lose focus on the truly vital markers of well-being.

 

 

Upcoming Events

  1. Women’s health is not just about periods and reproduction. Female hormones affect every aspect of health including insulin, muscles, and metabolism. In this one-day workshop, Kira Sutherland and Lara Briden will combine their expertise in sports nutrition and women’s health to bring you a unique look at the specific requirements and recommendations for women in sport and fitness. They’ll present new research as well as insights from their more than 40 years of combined clinical experience. Craig Zielinski will share his practical programming experience for developing total body strength in women.

    Weight Loss: Pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?

    September 23 @ 7:48 pm