Lifestyle Clinic

Lifestyle Clinic

Health Professionals

The Lifestyle Clinic has forged strong links with the Central & Eastern Sydney Primary Health Care Network (CESPHN), as well as the South-Eastern Sydney Local Health District and Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD).

The burden of lifestyle-related disease and disability in Australia is highlighted by the following facts:

  • Almost 1/3 of overall disease burden in Australia could be prevented by reduced exposure to modifiable risk factors such as physical inactivity 
  • 1 in 2 (50%) of Australians have at least one of the 8 common chronic conditions: arthritis, asthma, back pain and problems, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and mental health conditions 
  • More than half of Australian adults are not meeting the current recommended physical activity guidelines (ABS 2015) 
  • In 2014-2015 only 10% of GP consultations involved discussions into increasing physical activity levels (ABS 2017b).

Reference

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2018. Australia's health 2018. Cat. no. AUS 221. Canberra: AIHW.