Emily Blatchford talks to Jenny Craig's Tracey Moore.
Emily Blatchford talks to Jenny Craig's Tracey Moore. Megan McEwan

'Big issue' for men and women

IS your lifestyle making you fat?

It's a tough question but one a lot of us in Gladstone should be asking. 

Tracey Moore from Jenny Craig said unhealthy lifestyles and weight gain is a "big issue" in our region for men and women alike.

"There has been a huge influx of people to Gladstone, especially men, and a lot of them are working irregular, long hours," she said.

"We have clients who work 28 days straight, really horrendously long hours, and lots of them are living away from home."

These factors, Ms Moore said, can be potentially disastrous when it comes to keeping fit and healthy.

"Typically we have people coming in who are putting on kilos and kilos after having moved here," she said. "They're working hard, they're working for long hours, they're living away from home so there's not that support network.

"So you see people start to eat a lot of pub meals, a lot of take-away, and they put on weight as a result." 

Read one Gladstone man's weight loss success story in tomorrow's Observer.



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