A mother's weight before and during pregnancy has a major impact on a child's life, thus the project strives to help women and all individuals get healthy for life, reports HealthyLifeProject.com.au
Melbourne, VIC -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/03/2015 -- Obesity Australia reports that one in three women are overweight or obese when they become pregnant, of grave concern as moms carrying excess weight during pregnancy are prone to complications. Women who fall into this category carry a higher risk of pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and/ or high blood pressure. In addition, children born to women who are overweight tend to be larger, leading to the need for more emergency interventions at the time of delivery. Women wishing to lose weight before or during pregnancy should consult with their doctor and determine if The Healthy Life Project, a Free Weight loss Program, is right for them.
"The Need Vs Want Healthy Life Project strives to help individuals change their life in a positive way, while adding years to their life. The program provides tools individuals need to achieve this goal, focusing on workouts, mindfulness exercise and meal plans to maximize a person's change of success. The system is easy to follow and allow participants to track their progress and see how far they have come and it can be used during pregnancy, with a doctor's care," Jam Abya, spokesperson for the Need Vs Want Healthy Life Project, explains.
In addition to being more at risk at the time of delivery, children born to overweight mothers tend to struggle with their own weight as they grow. They carry a much higher risk of developing diabetes at a young age. This is shown by children born to the same mother when she was at different weights, and researchers at the University of Sydney believe this is due to the mother's weight at conception having an effect on the genes of the baby.
"Companies wishing to help their employees achieve a healthy weight before giving birth or at any time, both male and female, find the corporate wellness program offered through the Healthy Life Project to be of help. Work based weight loss programs improve the health and productivity of employees, along with team morale. The project offers a complimentary workplace health assessment, so contact the Healthy Life Project today to get started," Abya continues. "Healthy babies make happy employees, and this is just one way the project can be of help to employers across the country."
In addition, weight gain during pregnancy on the part of the mother can affect the child. Research has also shown that 50 percent of women gain more than the recommended amount during pregnancy. The excess weight gain puts the child at a higher risk of becoming obese during their lifetime. Expectant mothers need to remember this and monitor their weight gain throughout the pregnancy. A weight loss program can be of help in keeping weight under control.
"Doctors often hesitate to speak to a woman during pregnancy about her weight. Fear of upsetting or offending her is often the reason given, yet everyone in a community needs to help expectant mothers deliver healthy children. The community program offered through The Healthy Life Project can be of help with this goal, and the results will be seen long after the child has been delivered. The goal of the project is to help everyone achieve a healthy weight, not just expectant mothers, so anyone looking to shed a few pounds should contact the project today," Abya declares.
About Need Vs Want Healthy Life Project
The Need Vs Want Healthy Life Project strives to help individuals make good lifestyle choices at every stage of life to ensure they stay in good health while preventing illness. The project looks at the entire picture, rather than just one aspect of a person's life, during the process and educates participants about what they can do to lead a healthy lifestyle at all times.