Stay fit and healthy during winter months

WITH winter temperatures dropping and the days getting shorter, don't be tempted to drop your healthy eating and exercise habits!  

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service wants you to be winter savvy with your health and wellbeing this winter.  

Dietitian Erin Coory understands the temptation during winter to snuggle under a warm blanket to read or watch television, but encouraged people to ward off the winter weight gain and 'get fit and chill'.  

"Almost half of all Australian adults are expected to gain weight over winter and this is bad news for Queenslanders as we have the highest rate of obesity in Australia - the need to manage our weight is stronger than ever," Ms Coory said.  

Queensland Health research shows 65 per cent of Queenslanders are overweight or obese, and 33 per cent don't even realise it. Not only that, 23 per cent of Queenslanders are at risk of being overweight in the future.  

"The best way to achieve and maintain a healthy weight is to make small changes in your daily routine that will lead to a healthier lifestyle," Ms Coory said.  


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