Australians’ health has improved overall in the past decade as deaths rates have fallen. They have one of the highest life expectancies in the world, and not only are people living longer, but they are living with more years free of disability.

Most Australians feel pretty good about their quality of life as per the report prepared by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. But does this mean they are healthy?

Australian’s Adopting Healthier Lifestyles On And Off The Plate


The phrase ‘healthy lifestyle’ has been bandied about for years, and Australia hasn’t fallen behind on this. They’ve started to eat wisely by planning and making healthy choices when it comes to their diet. Live an active and productive lifestyle in which people not only live longer but live longer in good health, staying mentally and physically active and able to participate and enjoy life until they die at an advanced old age. From a practical point of view, living a healthy lifestyle on and off the plate will save a fortune in medical expenses, drugs and treatments if you keep your minds and body in top shape. The benefits are endless; here are a few to mention:

  • your energy levels will be optimized
  • you’ll feel healthier and stronger
  • can help you improve your posture increasing your core strength and flexibility
  • your immune system will be tougher
  • you’ll think more clearly and handle stress better

These gains will help prevent and/or delay the onset of the chronic diseases and conditions of ageing.

Unhealthy behavior has always been known as the main predictor of premature and preventable disease. Australians have recognized that healthy habits account for large differences in health outcomes, hence changing their way of lifestyle. This is why life expectancy in Australia is among the highest in the world.