Are you fitter than the typical Australian? Alarming new figures show why more people are gaining weight – and lack of exercise is not the biggest reason
- The typical Australian is overweight and does not eat enough vegetables
- More than half of the Australians are gaining as a result of the low intake of vegetables
- The lack of Australians who exercise sufficient strength and tonicity is also a factor
Paula Ahillon for daily post Australia
The typical Australian is obese or obese, doing 42 minutes of exercise a day and not eating enough vegetables, according to disturbing new figures published by the Bureau of Statistics.
The average Australian man weighs 87 kg and is 175 cm long, while the typical woman weighs 72 kg and is 161 cm long – which means that both men are considered overweight.
More than half of the Australians gain strength because they do not get their recommended vegetable intake, according to the results of the ABS & # 39; s National Health Survey 2017-18.
The typical Australian is overweight or obsessive, does 42 minutes of exercise a day and does not eat enough vegetables, according to alarming new figures
More than half of the Australians get heavier because they do not get their recommended vegetable flow
Only one in 13 adults met the guidelines for greens, that is six or more for men depending on age, and five or more serves daily for women.
& # 39; More than half of us ate the recommended daily intake of fruit, but not enough vegetables, with only 7.5% of adults who eat the recommended daily serving of vegetables, & # 39; said ABS Director Health Statistics Louise Gates.
The lack of Australians participating in sufficient strength and stimulating activities is another factor behind weight gain.
On average, both males and females do 42 minutes of exercise per day, which usually consists of walking for transport or walking for exercise for about 25 minutes.
& In addition, 44 percent of us spent most of our workday, & # 39; said Mrs. Gates.
The lack of Australians participating in sufficient strength and stimulating activities is another factor behind the weight gain of the nation
Two-thirds of Australians are overweight or obese, according to the 2017-18 report.
There was a large increase in body weight in people aged 18-24 years, with nearly two out of five Australians overweight or obese in 2014-15, compared with just under half in 2017-18.
More than half of Australians aged 15 and older consider themselves to be excellent health, while less than 15 percent report having poor health – a result that has remained stable over the past ten years.
Two-thirds of Australians are overweight or obese, according to the 2017-18 report