This course explores the following topics:
- The extent of the obesity problem in Australia
- How to assess overweight and obesity
- Factors affecting regulation of body weight
- The role of hormones in the body and where they are produced
- The main hormones affecting appetite and energy balance, and their actions
- Weight management set point theory
- The ‘famine response’ and its role in weight loss
- The lifestyle changes that can impact hormones to assist with weight control (including diet, physical activity, sleep and stress management)
- Insulin resistance and its relationship with weight management and metabolic health.
- Understand the extent of the overweight and obesity problem in Australia.
- Understand the health risks associated with excess body weight.
- Be able to explain what hormones are.
- Be able to identify the role hormones can play in weight/fat loss.
- Be aware of the main hormones which can influence fat loss.
- Be able to explain how hormones work together to influence appetite, metabolism and energy balance.
- Understand the concepts of the ‘famine reaction’ and the ‘fat brake’ and how these impact energy balance and weight control.
- Be aware of the key lifestyle changes (including diet, exercise, sleep and stress management) which can help with managing hormone levels to improve fat loss.
- Understand how insulin resistance can impact weight loss and health conditions such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
CEC Expiry Date: 18/12/2022. ELITE subscribers have lifetime access to this course for the duration of ELITE subscription. FREE subscribers have lifetime access to this course if it has been purchased separately. In order to obtain AusActive CECs, this course must be completed by the CEC Expiry Date.