Healthier. Happier. is all about change and making Queensland the healthiest state. This is due to the fact that when our bodies and minds are healthy, we feel better, we look better, we have more energy. And if we are healthier, we are able to get more out of life.
Our research shows that 65% of Queenslanders are overweight or obese, with 33% of us not even realising it. And not only that, 23% are at risk of being overweight in the future.
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 and we are here to help you take the first steps.
Small steps, such as planning ahead of eating out, using smaller plates or adding fruit and vegetables to all your meals can make a difference. Understanding the importance of moving is also vital, as even gardening and playing with the kids can actually be classified as physical activity. And if you work up a sweat and get thirsty, why not grab a glass of water spiced up with a slice of cucumber or strawberry to quench your thirst?
It is a fact that small things matter and these are messages for all Queenslanders, regardless of size, because everyone could be a little healthier.