WA Media Releases
Sugary Drinks Brain freeze - When a $1 drink becomes a part of our everyday
As the weather heats up, beware the barrage of $1 frozen sugary drink promotions. Available in fast food outlets, petrol stations, sports centres and delis, you could be forgiven for thinking that at $1 a frozen treat is a fun, harmless way to treat yourself in the warmer weather.
An inconvenient truth: Health experts reveal ready meals not so convenient for good health
Time poor West Australians are helping to fuel an increased demand for ready meals on supermarket shelves. Moving from the frozen food aisle, ready meals are now also available in the chilled aisle and considered an affordable meal option for many WA families.
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.