2 Nov 2017
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.
5 Sep 2017
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.
29 Aug 2017
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?
9 Jul 2017
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.
25 Jun 2017
'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.
20 Jun 2017
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?
9 May 2017
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.
20 Apr 2017
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.
4 Apr 2017
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.
14 Nov 2016
Media note: sugary drinks tax
LiveLighter Campaign Director Maria Szybiak is available for comment on calls from Australian doctors for a sugary drinks tax.