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Weight management and ageing – episode 14

We’re excited to say that The Better Ageing Podcast is back for 2021! 

After some time off during the strange and challenging year that was 2020, we’re back and excited to share our new and improved shorter format for 2021. 

Each episode we will be talking about one specific topic, with the simple aim of improving the health and wellbeing of our (gracefully) ageing population. As always, you will hear easy to follow advice from our experts geriatrician Dr Jane Fyfield and physio Jason Lee. The goal is that you will be able to listen to these shorter episodes on your commute to work, over a morning coffee, or a walk with your dog. 

In this week’s episode we are discussing weight management, and what this means as we age. 

Jane discusses how as we age maintaining weight is often more of a challenge than reducing weight, and that it takes a two pronged approach for healthy weight management; diet and exercise. Jane shares her tips for achieving a healthy diet, before Jason discusses the importance of varying your exercise to ensure it is sustainable long term. 

As always, thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy the episode. Please share it with those that you care for, and remember, we’d love to submit your question to have it answered by Jane and Jason on the show! 

Show notes/ topics covered:

0:24 – Welcome 
1:40 – What does weight management mean as we age? 
3:21 – Diet tips and tricks 
4:59 – Weight management and exercise 

Listen to episode 13 on your favourite app:


About the experts: 

Jason Lee and Dr Jane Fyfield have over 45 years of experience working with elderly Australians. Jason Lee runs his own physiotherapy practice, with a focus on strength and conditioning programs for over 60 year olds. Dr Jane Fyfield works as a consultant to aged care services, is a former Medical Director, and has worked in the public, private and government sectors as a clinician and a non-clinical consultant. 

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