When it comes to getting healthier, it can all feel a bit daunting.
There’s a lot of information out there (some of it conflicting!), and a lot of gimmicks, crazes and fads, meaning it can be difficult to really know where to begin.
So let’s keep it simple.
The 2020 AIA Vitality Health and Wellbeing Index pinpointed four key risk factors (physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, smoking and excess alcohol) that are responsible for four non-communicable diseases (respiratory diseases, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease). In Australia, these four diseases are responsible for 90% of deaths nationwide.
You don’t need to overhaul your life in one fell swoop to get healthier. You just need to commit to making small changes, day after day, week after week, month after month, to help keep those four risk factors, and therefore those four non-communicable diseases, at bay.
And if you’re looking for a little inspiration to help you those small changes, and taking those small steps, well…you’ve come to the right place.