Too much salt and sugar and not enough exercise – why Australians’ health is lagging

Unhealthy lifestyles lead to chronic diseases later in life. Prach Trapmanee/Shutterstock The report card is in. The results are not good. Almost three in four Australian children consume too much sugar, 91.5% of young people do not meet physical activity recommendations, and Australians are among the most obese people in the world. Today we released Australia’s Health Tracker. It shows how Australia’s health is tracking in terms of preventable chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, and their most common risk factors. Australia’s Health Tracker uses health targets and indicators set by a collaboration of the nation’s leading health…
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