Australia is getting fatter. Since 1980 rates of obesity have increased across the country and this infographic, developed by the AusSMC in collaboration with BakerIDI and The Conversation, shows just how quickly obesity has become a major issue for Australia. The infographic was produced with a grant from the Myer Foundation.
However by just drinking one less soft drink or glass of wine per day, or by adding a 30-45 minute moderate-intensity walk we could all help stop this trend in its tracks.
Projected rates of obesity are based on the AusDiab data model. Analysis by Kathryn Backholer, Baker IDI, using these methods. The relationship between change in energy intake or expenditure and weight was based on this study.
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