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RIDE TO LIFE
A no-nonsense program for breaking your family’s cycle of obesity and connecting to a healthier, happier life. Associate Professor Gary M. Leong MB BS FRACP PhD is a paediatric endocrinologist who specialises in treatment of children suffering with obesity and diabetes and its complications. A humane and very real person – not just a medical doctor and PhD – Gary loves working with kids and their families to help them work towards and enjoy healthier, happier lives. This book outlines a potentially life-changing program that Dr Gary Leong has developed called the 2020 Family Health Challenge. It encourages you to courageously and honestly confront the underlying reasons for the obesity affecting your child. But it is also about parents and children taking appropriate levels of personal responsibility and then taking action to make sustainable, manageable change for a better, healthier, active and more purposeful life. This book attempts to solve the problem about what you can do as a parent when you think you have run out of options for a child suffering from obesity.
Dr Gary Leong is a paediatric endocrinologist who specialises in treatment of children suffering with obesity and diabetes and its complications. A humane and very real person – not just a medical doctor and PhD – Gary loves working with kids and their families to help them work towards and enjoy healthier, happier lives. For the people who care about letters and places, Gary’s professional qualifications are substantial. He is an Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Sydney Nepean Clinical School and Nepean Charles Perkins Research Hub in Western Sydney. He is a Senior Staff Specialist in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes and the Clinical Paediatric Lead in the Nepean Family Metabolic Health Service and the Paediatric Diabetes Service at the Nepean Hospital. He is also in private practice at the Children’s clinic in Bondi Junction.
Here’s what others are saying about Ride to Life
Achieving a healthy weight in our modern world is hard for us all - monumentally so. In this inspiring, heartfelt and deeply practical book, Dr Gary Leong embraces the complexity of the obesity challenge and shows how to harness the power of families to transform their lives and communities by approaching the challenge “just one thing at a time”. This has to be the way of the future. We must learn new habits, follow Gary’s KINIMS (yes, he makes up words too), and “ride together” to break the cycle of obesity.
Stephen J. Simpson, Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney and Executive Director, Obesity Australia. Stephen Simpson is also co-author of Eat Like the Animals.
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