091 792800   |   oranmore@walshspharmacycare.ie  

Weight Management

About excess weight

Excess weight is the most prevalent, fatal, chronic, relapsing disorder of the 21st century. It is likely that the increase in Obesity will strain our healthcare system with millions of additional cases of diabetes, heart disease and disability. Excess Weight is defined as excess adipose tissue. There are several different methods for determining excess adipose (fat) tissue; the most common being the Body Mass Index (BMI).  Excess adipose (fat) tissue, or obesity, causes insulin secretion, which can cause insulin resistance, which leads to type 2 Diabetes.

According to experts, obesity levels in Ireland have reached “epidemic proportions” and affect up to a fifth of all adults and result in 2,000 premature deaths annually.

How We Help

Research tells us that by increasing physical activity and improving eating habits, coupled with effectively managing stress levels, you can better manage your weight. It is important to look at managing your weight over the long term and setting up good habits you intend to maintain over your lifetime, not just for a short period of 3 months or so.

The main factors to consider in weight loss are 1) seeing it as a process to achieve GOOD HEALTH for yourself – which will positively affect your family as well as you, 2) Creating Good Habits and Relationships with Food and Nutrition that will last your whole life, not just a quick fix diet for 3 months, and 3) Finding ways to manage your stress levels to minimize feeling stressed so that you fall back on old habits!

At Walsh’s Pharmacies you can avail of a BMI test on the spot for €2.00.  You can ask a member of staff for a consultation with our pharmacist to help you understand your BMI and get some friendly advice on how to proceed.

Subscribe for Updates & Health Tips

About Us

The family run, community pharmacy of choice for the Galway community. We have been working to provide a convenient, professional and cost-effective service for our patients and customers since 1996.

Online Store

%d bloggers like this: