ACU Voice: Can mindfulness break the diet cycle?

Published: Monday 23rd June 2014

ACU Voice

Obesity has become the greatest threat to our health in Australia. We are ranked as one of the fattest nations in the developed world.

Last month, The Lancet reported that 11 million Australians needed to lose weight and that more than one in six of us are overweight or obese.

And, according to researchers from Monash University, if weight gain continues at current levels, by 2025 close to 80 per cent of all Australian adults, and a third of all children, will be overweight or obese.

It’s clear that urgent action needs to be taken, but where do we start?

Is there a magic secret to losing weight? How can we navigate the maze of fad diets, superfoods, and fitness trends to ensure a healthier future?

This Thursday at ACU Voice, you’ll hear a range of health and fitness experts discuss their views.

Led by award-winning journalist Geraldine Doogue, our panel includes Professor Joseph Ciarrochi from ACU’s Institute of Positive Psychology and Education and co-author of The Weight Escape, Associate Professor Samantha Thomas, public health advocate, University of Wollongong, Dr Joanna McMillan, Today Show nutritionist and founder of Get Lean and Christian Marchegiani, boxing and conditioning coach, Sydney Swans.

ACU will launch The Weight Escape by Joseph Ciarrochi, Ann Bailey and Russ Harris at ACU Voice.

We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response to ACU Voice and are really looking forward to it. We are currently oversubscribed for the event but please do email if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.

Date: Thursday 26 June
Time: Drinks & canapés served from 5.30 pm; debate from 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Cost: Free
Where: The Australian Museum Theatrette – 6 College Street, Sydney
Contact: Amy Ripley - to find out more email or phone 02 9739 2015