Obesity is now contributing more than any other risk factor to the burden of disease in Australia. Therefore, experts are warning that if we want to get serious about fighting obesity, we need to increase physical activity to 60mins per day.
Consider this: if you, like the average adult, spend 7 hours sitting at your desk each day this can lead to serious metabolic changes within your body that will impact your health and increase your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and much more. Luckily, you can reduce your risk by engaging in regular physical activity and eating healthy. Finding as many opportunities to be active is a great way to reduce your risk - avoid the elevator and take the stairs or park further away at the shops are a couple of examples of how you can incorporate more activity into your day.