As a na­tion, we are los­ing weight…

Diabetic Living - - YOUR HEALTHY LIFE -

But, our ex­cess fat – as ex­plained by Di­a­betes Queens­land – is equiv­a­lent to about 145,000 Toy­ota Corol­las. The re­search, con­ducted by Roy Mor­gan Re­search for the Med­ibank Bet­ter Health In­dex (Aus­tralia’s most up-to-date quar­terly health study), found the num­ber of Aus­tralians who fall within the ‘healthy weight range’ has in­creased by 200,000 peo­ple within the last year. Al­though this is a step in the right di­rec­tion, the in­dex con­tin­ues to con­firm the na­tion’s mean BMI (body mass in­dex) is still firmly over­weight, re­main­ing at cri­sis level.

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