Queensland is a great state but unfortunately we have the highest rate of obesity in Australia. Our research shows 65% of Queenslanders are overweight or obese, and 33% don’t even realise it. Not only that, 23% are at risk of being overweight in the future.
Healthier. Happier. is all about change and making Queensland the healthiest state. When our bodies and minds are healthy, we feel better, we look better, we have more energy and we’re able to get more out of life.
The aim of Healthier. Happier. is to ask people to stop and think about how small changes can help them be that little bit healthier.
The colour recipe wheel and Health & Fitness Age calculator were designed to encourage lifestyle and diet evaluation in a fun way, while learning about nutrition and how to put these ideas into practice in our daily lives.
The colour recipe wheel is a bright and lively way to learn more about the nutrition and health benefits of different coloured fruit and vegetables. And by “giving colour a spin”, it also serves up a range of delicious recipes packed full of fruit and vegetables.
The calculator is a fun tool that assesses lifestyle, nutrition and physical activity habits, and then provides the user with a Health & Fitness Age. This age can then be compared with a person’s chronological age to find out how healthy their body really is.
Both the colour recipe wheel and calculator weren’t created to be substitutes for professional medical advice. They are simply conversation starters and novel approaches to encourage people to start thinking about their habits and incite curiosity about how incremental changes can improve their lifestyle.
This is a message for all Queenslanders, regardless of size, because everyone could be a little healthier.