Chatting to a friend who’s a nurse the other day I was horrified when she mentioned that 75% of the patients in the hospital where she worked were there due to lifestyle related diseases or problems.
She went on to say that Australia has overtaken America as the fattest nation.
I was a little bit gobsmacked, let me tell you.
When we visited Europe recently, particularly Eastern Europe I was struck with how slim people looked – and couldn’t help noticing the lack of big supermarkets and fast food outlets.
Anyway, I don’t know about you, but I’m always trying (the operative word is ‘trying’) to keep my weight at a healthy level. OK so I veer between being ‘good’ and ‘naughty’ and wine is my biggest downfall when it comes to empty calories.
I don’t always count calories, but I am interested in how much I’m eating, and if I’m trying to lose weight or prevent gaining weight on holiday then yes, I watch the calories via food taken in, vs. calories via exercise out.
What does 200 calories look like, and some lifestyle changing facts
So I found this infographic sent to me from Helen at Evoke really interesting.
What do you think?
Are you amazed by some of the comparisons and the interesting facts that follow?