Country lifestyles are fit and healthy, right? Not necessarily! It’s all a matter of habit.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in its 2008 report, “Indicators of Health Status and Determinants of Health“, found that country people are less likely to report very good or excellent health than their major city counterparts and are more likely to be overweight or obese. Perhaps surprisingly, they are more likely to report sedentary levels of activity than their counterparts in major cities!
There are five habits that the experts all agree will give you a longer, fitter, healthier, and happier life:
- Drink water. Save fizzy or sugary drinks for treats, not everyday thirst quenchers.
- Eat breakfast – something with slow release carbs that will keep your blood sugar stable.
- Eat two serves of fruit and five vegetables every day.
- 30 minutes a day, every day, of moderate physical activity.
- One session a week of fast, fun activity.
This website is all about our communities showing how it can be done. Country lifestyles can be healthy lifestyles!