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7 Ways to ‘Make Healthy Normal’ for Your Family

With 50 percent of NSW adults overweight or obese, we are living in an environment where being unhealthy is becoming the norm. As spring has well and truly arrived and the weather is warming up across the country, there is no better time to refresh your routine and improve your health and wellbeing. With the days [...]

Why Reducing Advice To A BMI Number Is Hurting Our Health

Flickr Images "You're overweight, borderline obese." This was what Christopher was told when he attended his corporate health check. The person conducting the check went on to suggest that he take a look at his diet and perhaps think about healthy options. While they didn't come out and say "you need to lose [...]

Our Teenagers Are On Course To Be Inactive, Unhealthy And Unwell

Australian Health Policy Collaboration / Victoria University Almost every health indicator tells a troubling story about Australia's teenagers. Nine in 10 don't do enough exercise, three in 10 are either obese or overweight, they get 40 percent of their daily meals from junk food and the average sugar intake for teen boys is [...]

Is The Biggest Loser preying on disadvantaged communities?

The Biggest Loser machine screeched into the regional Victorian town of Ararat last night, and we all got to gorge on the usual clichés. Fat people stuffing their faces with junk food. Fat people crying. Fat people talking about how they are unlovable and unworthy. The Biggest Loser PR team would have us believe that their community-wide [...]

Weight gained in teenage years is harder to shift later

A new study recently published online by the Journal of Adolescent Health, has spent 10 years following a group of 1,520 adolescents from the age of 14 to 24 years old. Their aim was to investigate the shift in weight between adolescence and young adulthood. The study Overweight and Obesity between Adolescence and Young Adulthood: [...]