News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Revolutionary new approach to our growing obesity epidemic

Many of us are eating too much junk, not getting enough exercise and getting fat. Over eating contributes to premature death, serious diseases and increased health costs.

We all know that we should eat less and exercise more, and we start our new regimes each January with great intentions. But it's a well documented fact that these intentions very quickly fall by the wayside.

Most times the solutions you hear from tabloid media and TV shows are...Don’t Eat Carbs!, Eat More Protein!, Work out Harder!, Feel The Burn! etc. But in reality only 1 of every 10 people who start down this track actually succeed. The reason is because these only tell half the story.

The other half of the story is mindset.

Having the right mindset will help you to start and keep going. The right mindset will help you take the knock backs and disappointments on the chin and start all over again ...and to stay consistent through thick and thin.

"For many years we've struggled to keep our clients motivated and on track long term with their diets and lifestyle changes", Claire Dobson owner of True Women’s Fitness and WellBeing says. "During the course of 2013 we completed a study into exercise and motivation in conjunction with Tamasin Taylor from University of Auckland", Claire continues. "This study provided many proofs to our theories about maintaining motivation through having the correct mindset. Our main aim is to address not only exercise and nutritional prescription, but also the underlying psychological issues that prevent people from achieving their weight loss and exercise goals."

Now, True Women's Fitness and WellBeing in Manukau has teamed up with Dr Jutta Humpfer to provide a unique solution to this problem the “Escape Your Weight” program.

Jutta is a clinical psychologist and has as special interest in the psychology of weight loss. "In my experience Kiwis are reluctant to see psychologists because of the stigma attached and also the cost involved. That's why during the “Escape Your Weight Program” we will not be spending vast amount of time on psychoanalysing people or regressing them to childhood or anything like that!"

Jutta says.

"We will instead be providing real life, practical tools and learning for people and this will all be delivered in a nonthreatening group scenario. In our program we teach such skills as why the wrong mindset inevitably ends in failure, how to eliminate dieting fads and yoyo diets, how to succeed with any sensible diet and how to maintain a healthy weight forever. We deliver the program in one hour sessions, once a week for 6 weeks. Everything we offer here is educational, it is not intended as psychological therapy." explains Jutta.

The “Escape your Weight” program and starts at True Women’s Fitness and WellBeing on Feb 24th .

The official launch of this brand new and unique weight loss solution takes place on Feb 10th with a seminar at the club. The subject of the seminar is "How to Resist Cravings and Overeating" and was chosen by the members of True in a poll that asked them “what is the number 1 factor that they are struggling with right now”.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

With Hunters & Collectors: The Rolling Stones Announce New Auckland Date

It’s the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated ’14 On Fire’ tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ... More>>

ALSO:

Flying Things: Conchords, Pretties Help BATS Fly Home

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties and, in a dream-come-true scenario, Flight of the Conchords. More>>

ALSO:

Environment: Zoo’s Own Wētā Workshop Produces Rare Giants For Release

Following unprecedented breeding and rearing success, Auckland Zoo is today releasing 150 of New Zealand’s largest giant wētā, the wētā punga, onto pest-free Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A further 150 will be released onto Tiritiri Matangi next month. More>>

Girls On Film: Divergent Hits The Big Screen

n January, Catching Fire (the second film in the Hunger Games series) not only became the biggest US box office success of 2013 : it also became the first film starring a female actor (ie. Jennifer Lawrence) to top the annual domestic earnings chart since The Exorcist, 40 years ago. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: No Travel Sanctions For Russian Billionaire’s Superyacht

On the same day that New Zealand announced travel sanctions against selected Russians, a Russian billionaire’s superyacht berthed in Wellington Harbour. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: UC Researchers Believe Robots Can Persuade People To Conform

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and scientists believe robots can persuade people to conform through group pressure... ``Our results showed that robots can induce conformity but to a significantly lesser degree than humans." More>>

NZ On Air: Local Content Holds Steady At 32% Of Television Schedules

Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. The report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. More>>

Arts Fest: 2014 New Zealand Festival A Spectacular Celebration

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. “[current figures show] slight increase on the 110,000 tickets issued in 2012. It’s a great result.” More>>

Opera: Happy 70th Birthday Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Our first lady of song who “feels more like at 15 year old” will celebrate her significant birthday on stage at Covent Garden tomorrow night (Friday morning NZT), performing in the Royal Opera House’s production of La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) as La Duchess de Crackentorp. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news