It has been revealed by research that Australia has the highest number of adults who are deemed to be overweight or obese. Middle age groups are at the high end of the scale with seven out of ten males and six out of ten females are over the BMI of 25 and now close to four million, 26% Australians are classed as overweight. America has 25% of its adult population in this category.
Medical experts are calling for subsidised gym and personal trainers to help combat a growing nation of expanding waistlines. Professor Ian Caterson, director of the Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise at the University of Sydney agrees with Professor Simon Stewart, head of Preventative Cardiology at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute saying that the medical system needs to look at wait lists for surgery , that they could be prioritised on the basis of weight loss. A common misconception of society is that overweight/obese people must be gluttonous and bring this on themselves, which of course isn't always the case.The weight loss industry flaunts diet pills, miracle exercise programs, and miraculous schemes that promise you will lose x amount of weight in short time. I am no dietician or health expert but common sense would be to moderate the exercise and control of what foods you consume along with the amount. Each case is different and quite often many people have a lack of will power to help themselves. I say moral support for those needing to find will power and strength is vital in helping them attain a goal weight. It is very hard to help those who wont help themselves.
This supposed wait list in the medical system should not discriminate against those who are overweight/obese if the matter is urgent. All surgery carries a risk and the risks get higher with the heavier the patient but in all fairness, I'd say that genuine emergencies will be treated as such. I wonder if there is a proposal for those who pay private health insurance, will they be made to wait and lose some extra pounds or is this just a scheme for the public health system users. Full details can be seen here. While you're at it, check out this site, where the writer basically is asking if the guys prefer outside beauty/inner ugliness or outside not so good/but with inner beauty. You make up your own minds but does the government and health authorities have the right to tell anyone who isn't what society says is ideal, they are being refused surgery because they are not what we expect of them?