Move the funding into primary health care education on healthy lifestyles 

Why the contribution is important

Reduce obesity and impact on health services. 

by Bron on March 13, 2023 at 11:08PM

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  • Posted by AceTimelord March 15, 2023 at 00:07

    While healthy lifestyles are always important. Stop equating thin with healthy, and fat with unhealthy. There is vast inequity in outcomes due to quantifiable fatphobia in our medical system. Prioritising weight loss over health, and blaming weight for absolutely everything, regardless of if there is any scientific basis for this assumption.
    There have been many cases of people with conditions not remotely related to weight, forced to lose weight to then be taken seriously, and get the care they should have had all along, but were denied because doctors assumed the condition was due to weight.

    Fund eating disorder care for those of us who have over-eating disorders. Mental health care for those of us who use food to cope with our mental distress. Fund healthy food for those who cannot afford healthy food. Fund exercise facilities for those who cannot afford them.
    Stop treating our weight like it is the only indication of health. Stop assuming that we are all just uneducated. When education is given, ensure it focuses on healthy lifestyle at every weight, instead of pushing diets and calory restriction that have been proven to be harmful, and actually increase people's weight long term. Also, this focus on weight being inextricably linked to overall health in every way leads to so so many eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, to bulemia, dia-belimia, compulsive overeating (not currently recognised), and binge eating disorder.
    Teach medical proffessionals, and everyone else, that health is a complex interconected system, with varying risk factors for varying conditions, and many ways to be healthy, and health is more complicated than the number that displays on the scale.
  • Posted by Alzpolicy April 26, 2023 at 11:22

    Making prevention everyone's business.
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