Did you know that almost 2 in 3 Australians are overweight or obese. Having a large waistline increases your risk of heart disease which is currently the leading cause of death in Australia. Men should aim for a waistline of under 37 inches and women under 31.5 inches.
Making changes to reduce your waist can be simple and easy. Start by picking up the pace when you’re shopping for groceries or switch your midday donut for a healthy apple and ditch the weekly takeaway for a monthly treat.
Let’s change the statistics and beat obesity together. 💪
It’s time to work out 🏋️♀️🤺🤸♂️ Australia is silently suffering from an obesity epidemic. With 1 in 4 Australian children now either obese or overweight and nearly 2 thirds of adults overweight or obese it’s time to take action.
These are scary statistics which can be avoided with education on healthy eating and exercise.
Being obese or overweight leads to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease to name a few.
So the next time you’re thinking about spending the day indoors grazing in front of Netflix why not take a walk outside, enjoy some of the beautiful sites and fresh fruit and veg Australia has to offer.
Exercise has many beneficial impacts on the body from overall health and well being to the prevention of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
It’s so common to hear ‘I don’t have time for exercise’ but it doesn’t have to start with anything strenuous!
There are many exercises you can do at work, such as going for regular walks, stretching out your arms and legs and eating your lunch away from your desk. Research has shown that with 30 minutes of exercise or activity on most days of the week, the risk of chronic health problems are reduced.
So what are you waiting for, get up and take a walk!
Heart disease is one of Australia’s largest health problems with over 1.2 million people being affected. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol being overweight, alcohol and smoking.
This month is all about raising awareness of having a healthy heart ❤
For more information and advice on how you can reduce your risk of heart disease, come and see me in clinic today.
Research has shown that fewer then 10% of Australians eat the recommended amount.
Experts recommend that we have at least 5 serves of vegetables and 2 serves of fruit a day! 🥔🌽🥕🥒🍅🍇🥝 Fruit & vegetables contain lots of fibre, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants which all help to keep your body healthy and can protect against long term conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.
The recommended allowance is different for children and breastfeeding mothers, but you can find more information here: eatforhealth.gov.au
So when you’re out grocery shopping don’t forget to pick up that broccoli!
For more information on healthy eating drop by and see me in clinic today.