Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy LifeHealthy Life is Australia’s home of ‘feel good’. Although females live longer than males, in 2013 to 2015 there was little difference in the level of healthy life expectancy and therefore females spent more years in poor health than males (19.0 years compared with 16.1 years for males) and the proportion of life spent in poor health was greater for females than males (22.9{32e9f6850226ddeae475111f9d4a36d0aee80f911ceb4b63ffa54c51a5f24b8d} compared with 20.3{32e9f6850226ddeae475111f9d4a36d0aee80f911ceb4b63ffa54c51a5f24b8d}) (table 1). This demonstrates that the majority of the extra years of life that females had over males were spent in poor health; females lived 3.6 years longer than males in 2013 to 2015, but had only 0.7 years longer in healthy life. Therefore 2.9 of these extra years were spent in poor health.

Register for Healthy Living, Healthy Life by July 31, 2018, and take advantage of our early bird rates. A specialist team of health promotion practitioners and health trainers are available at First Point from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday to undertake a healthy lifestyle assessment and onward referral if required, into a range of health improvement services.

You’ve come to the right place! The Sleep, Eat, Exercise campaign is part of the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus’ Healthy Monday program, which uses Monday as the day of the week dedicated to increase health awareness and action. People view Monday as a day for a fresh start and are more likely to starts diets and exercise regimes, quit smoking and schedule doctor’s appointments on Monday than any other day. And a Monday start helps them carry out their healthy intentions for the week. It’s part of the Healthy Monday movement, a national network of health advocacy organizations, government agencies, hospitals, health and fitness facilities, schools, businesses, and individuals are rallying together to make Monday the start of a healthier life.

Some of the qualifications were more easily met than others: 71.5 percent of adults were non-smokers (and indeed the smoking rate has been declining in the U.S. for decades), 46.5 percent got enough exercise, 37.9 percent had a healthy diet, but only 9.6 percent had what the study calls a normal body-fat percentage.”( Though considering how few people meet this qualification, perhaps the word normal” is misused here.) Just 2.7 percent of people met all four.

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean hours of training at the gym and eating only salad leaves. It’s about making easy-to-manage healthy choices in your day-to-day living. Many people think they only need to see a doctor when they are sick or injured. The truth is, health care providers are also experts at preventing illnesses and finding and treating problems before you ever feel sick.