Right now, approximately 63 per cent of Australian adults are overweight or obese and at risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. It’s not too late to do something about it though.
Maintaining a healthy body weight is a matter of balancing the energy (kilojoules from food) you put into your body with the energy that we use up (kilojoules we burn) through your daily activities or exercise. If you don’t use up the energy you eat or drink each day, over time your weight will increase. Diet and physical activity are central to the energy balance equation.
There are many reasons to choose a healthy diet and start getting enough physical activity now. It will help you sleep better give you more energy, reduce the risk of depression and can help prevent conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Find out your healthy weight in our Healthy Weight
For more information about managing your weight visit the Shape Up website.