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LiveLighter

We're fatter, we don't eat our greens and we don't exercise enough.

These are just a few of the key findings in the National Health Survey, released by the Bureau of Statistics.

In Australia, 63.4% of adults are overweight or obese, a dramatic jump from 56.3% in 1995.

Men are more likely to be overweight or obese (70%) than women (56%), however what's more concerning is that 66.6% of women and 60.3% of men have a higher waist circumference or "grabbable gut", a sure sign of too much "toxic fat" around the vital organs, which can lead to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and several cancers.

We're in for a bleaker future unless we all commit to changing our unhealthy ways and making simple changes. It's not too late!

Crab Fest is a great excuse to LiveLighter, give these tips a go:

  • Travel to Crab Fest using active transport! Walk, cycle or run to this year's Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest. Take advantage of free bike parking at Reading Cinema and Mewburn Centre! Being active and sitting less is an important part of maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Choose healthy food options. We have made it easy for you to pick healthy options at Crab Fest. Each food stall will have healthier options highlighted by a green sticker on menu boards.
  • Swap sugary drinks for water! It's free, quenches your thirst and has no kilojoules.
  • Walk the entire length of the event and back. Did you know if you walk around Crab Fest, you will have walked over 3kms (or 4,000* steps)!
  • Take part in the LiveLighter activities happening throughout the event weekend!

* Estimate only depends on walking style

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Click through to Healthway website

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3 Peel St, Mandurah WA 6210
eventsteam@mandurah.wa.gov.au
P: (08) 9550 3840
F: (08) 9550 3888

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© City of Mandurah

All rights reserved.