WA Media Releases
Aussies inspired to get healthy, but life getting in the way New data reveals our healthy and not-so healthy habits
A revealing new survey from LiveLighter has painted a stark picture of the health of Australian adults – we’re heavier than we think, we’re too busy to cook, some of us do no exercise at all and we’re still not eating enough vegies. On the plus side, almost half of us are trying to do something about our weight, Aussies in their forties are leading the way in fitness and popular cooking shows are inspiring us to get cooking.
The Big C: Excess weight second biggest preventable cause
While most people associate habits such as smoking as a preventable cause of cancer, a recent LiveLighter survey shows only 56% of people were aware of the link between being overweight and an increased risk of cancer.
The best thing since sliced bread: Health experts slice up the best bread options
Eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, bread is a common part of a healthy diet. Supermarket shelves offer a huge variety of sliced breads from the humble white loaf to ‘healthier’ ranges, including gluten free, so how do we know which provides the best bang for our buck?
LiveLighter weighs in on the waistlines of West Australian men
The growing size of West Australian men’s waistlines is causing concern for health professionals with 2 out of 3 West Australian men overweight or obese according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. LiveLighter's Grabbable Gut campaign is encouraging West Australian men to measure up and make small changes for better health.
'Healthy' crackers on supermarket shelves can be as unhealthy as junk food according to health expert
Often promoted as a healthier choice, crackers can contain more salt than a packet of potato chips or a sausage roll, LiveLighter’s recent Healthy Crackers survey reveals.
Media Note: KFC announces home delivery trial
Contributing to an epidemic? Overweight and obesity rates are growing at alarming levels and diseases such as fatty liver disease affects one in four adults, and one in eight adolescents in Australia. Is it responsible to introduce junk food deliveries?
Kwinana lives lighter to tackle obesity
Kwinana has been identified as having one of the highest number of obese and overweight adults in Greater Perth. However the City of Kwinana are taking positive steps to tackle obesity.
Media Note: Losing 3kg can save your life
An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report has found small changes such as losing just 3kg or maintaining your current weight can dramatically reduce your chances of a premature death.
Media Note: 4 in 5 Australians are not eating enough fruit and vegetables
If you are covering the CSIRO findings that four in five Australians are not eating enough fruit and vegetables, Ms Jenny Atkins is available for comment.
Media note: sugary drinks tax
LiveLighter Campaign Director Maria Szybiak is available for comment on calls from Australian doctors for a sugary drinks tax.
VIC Media Releases
For Victorian LiveLighter media enquiries, please contact Natalie Kaplan on (03) 9514 6434
'Healthy' breakfast biscuits, drinks not all they're cracked up to be
Eight in ten on-the-go breakfast products, such as biscuits, drinks and yoghurt/cereal combos, contain more sugar than the staple wheat biscuits and milk and are up to 18 times more expensive, a new study from LiveLighter has revealed.
What is healthy? Survey reveals huge gap in what public, nutritionists think is healthy
Coconut oil, gluten-free cakes, orange juice, frozen yoghurt and muesli bars – they’re marketed as good for us, but are they really healthy? A new survey by LiveLighter has revealed some eye-opening differences between what members of the public and a sample of nutrition experts think is healthy.
Aussies choose couch over physical activity: survey
Australians are being urged to make the most of opportunities to move as new data reveals most of us prefer to watch TV, read or sleep instead of exercise, leading to an increased risk of chronic health conditions.
Flavoured yoghurts hide up to 7.5 tsp sugar per serving: survey
Some flavoured yoghurts sold in major supermarkets are hiding as many as 7.5 teaspoons of sugar per serving, making them more of a dessert than a healthy snack, new research from LiveLighter has revealed.
4 in 5 Victorians support kilojoules on the menu: survey shows
Leading health organisations have today congratulated the Victorian Government for passing legislation to make kilojoule labelling on menus mandatory, as new data shows the majority of Victorians support the move, along with an education campaign.
Supermarkets urged to stop promoting unhealthy, processed food as lunchbox staples
LiveLighter is calling on supermarkets to stop promoting unhealthy, packaged food and drinks as ideal for lunchboxes at a time when 27 percent of Australian children are overweight or obese.
3 in 5 sucked in by cheap junk food and sugary drinks: survey
Australians are being urged to steer clear of supermarket promotions on unhealthy food and drinks as new data reveals most of us fall victim to clever hard-to-resist specials, despite our healthy intentions.
Half of 'natural' foods unhealthy: report
Australians are being urged to be wary of foods which claim to be ‘natural’ with new research showing that almost 5 in 10 ‘natural’ products are high in saturated fat, sugar and/or salt.
New labelling research - fast food chains fudge the facts
7 out of 9 Victorian major fast food chains don’t provide kilojoule information
Healthy summer drinks hide more kj than a Big Mac, health experts warn
Leading health experts are warning Victorians to be wary of store-bought smoothies, frappes and shakes this summer, after a LiveLighter investigation found many contain more kilojoules than a McDonald’s Big Mac and are extremely high in sugar.