Climate change is already affecting Australia’s ability to reliably produce quality food.
With climate records being broken on a monthly basis, it’s not much of a stretch to imagine our relatively easy access to fresh produce becoming a thing of the past.
We all know what we should be eating to stay healthy: less fat and sugar, more fresh fruit, veggies and lean protein.
Eating sustainably isn’t all that different. We could stop eating so many of the cows that burp and fart methane into the atmosphere and try to eat more locally sourced, plant-based produce. The meat and dairy industries are a leading cause of global warming.
In medical terminology, overweight is a condition where a person’s body mass index (BMI) falls between 25 and 30 while a person with a BMI of 30 or more is termed as obese. Morbid obesity is the condition where a person’s weight interferes with the normal functioning of their body.
Obesity in Australia is one of the biggest public health challenges facing the population. More than half of the adult population has a body weight that poses serious health risks. More than 60% of Australian adults are obese and almost 10% are severely obese. At least a quarter of Australian children and adolescents are obese or overweight.