Karen Latter, Naturopath, Nutritionist & Herbalist
Obesity Australia estimates that 1 in 3 Australian women are overweight or obese prior to conception which results in serious health risks to the mother and developing foetus. In the following Q&A, I explore what a healthy weight is and if you are overweight/obese what to do to reduce your weight and risk factors.
Q: How do I know if I am a healthy weight?
A: We find out via measuring your weight, height, Body Mass Index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and fat percentage through Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). A healthy range consists of a BMI 18.5 – 24.9, a waist circumference under 80cm and a fat percentage of between 21-33 per cent.
Overweight BMI is 25-29.9 and Obese BMI 30 and above. A waist circumference of 80cm increases your risk of metabolic conditions like diabetes, and a waist circumference of over 88cm vastly increases this risk.
Lisa Whealy, naturopath
Author: Merrilee Linegar herbalist & nutritionist
Author: Hayley Stockbridge, naturopath
Author: Merrilee Linegar Nutritionist & Herbalist
We are coming up to our year's anniversary in our Fairlight clinic and what better way to celebrate then starting a blog so we can reach out to our Northern beaches health & fertility community.
Amazingly, we have been running for 1 year and we are so grateful for the swell of support – thank you.
So let me introduce the 5 naturopathic practitioners who work at Northern beaches health & fertility from left to right - Hayley Stockbridge, Alison Maunder, me (Karen Latter), Merrilee Linegar and Lisa Whealy.
Over the next weeks we will be sharing some immunity tips for winter and also a little more about each of us. We hope you enjoy them, and if you would like us to focus on any specific topics please let us know J.
P.S. To book a consult with one of our naturopathic practitioners email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9949 4411.
P.P.S important credit goes to our fabulous photographer - Emma Leslie
About Northern beaches health & fertility - we are five naturopathic practitioners. Between us, we have over 40+ years of naturopathic clinical experience, we are members of professional associations ATMS or NHAA and we have been living and working on the Northern Beaches for many years.
Author: Karen Latter, Naturopath, Nutritionist & Herbalist