Overweight and Obesity in Australia

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Australian’s should put more effort into stopping declining fitness levels and it should start with our youth. The youth of this generation is lacking a healthy amount of physical activity; growing evidence shows that the occurrence of overweight and obesity is dramatically increasing in Australian children and adolescents. If more Australian's increased the amount of physical activity they did, and also decided to eat healthier then declining fitness levels would reduce. Australians would benefit from this as a healthier lifestyle can make you feel good, it can improve your health even reducing the risk of some diseases, it can even be fun! For some, pursuing a lifestyle that consists of fitness and healthy eating can be too time consuming and difficult. In some cases this lifestyle of healthier eating and excessive fitness can be too expensive, therefore fast-food and little physical activity is the better option for some. There are many benefits of being active, it is good for you and it is a good way to socialise with others, regular physical activity can help prevent heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and some cancers and it can help to avoid injuries. Research suggests that those who eat a wide variety of nutritious foods enjoy living a longer life. .Other benefits of healthy eating include: • Maintaining a healthy weight. • Reduces risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and certain types of
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