Consuming the optimal diet, being physically active, getting rejuvenating rest, being well hydrated, not smoking and avoiding toxic substances will help you live the best life, full of vigour and vitality.
50% of Australians have at least one chronic condition, nearly 25% have two or more. Cancer, coronary heart disease and mental illness contribute the most to the disease burden (AIHW 2018). A staggering 80% of our risk of developing a chronic disease is related to our diet, movement, weight and smoking (Katz 2014).
Diets high in whole-plant foods 1 can improve your physical wellbeing (Micha et al. 2015), and your mental wellbeing (Beezhold & Johnson 2012).
Exercise can improve your life, from helping you to control your weight to boosting your mood.
Insufficient sleep is affecting productivity, mood, mental health, energy levels, problems with memory, obesity and other physical health problems (NSF 2018).
Over 200 health conditions are linked to harmful alcohol use, ranging from liver diseases, road injuries and violence, to cancers, cardiovascular diseases, suicides, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
Tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) is responsible for the deaths of about six million people globally each year, including 600,000 from secondhand smoke (WHO 2015).
Increase physical activity.
Increase consumption of whole plant foods.
Get adequate sleep.
Minimise or avoid toxins.
Eat, drink, move, rest to live your best.