How healthy are you really?
So let's be real
When was your last gym session or weekend without overdoing junk food? Have you spent a single night sans-screen? And just how many veggies did you really eat yesterday? Hmmm …
It’s easy to overestimate healthy behaviours and forget that many of us spend our days sitting, scrolling, and scoffing a few too many kilojoules.
So here’s a crash course in the targets Kiwis need to meet for a healthy lifestyle:
Men – maximum 15 standard drinks weekly (three standard drinks daily).
Women – maximum 10 standard drinks weekly (two standard drinks daily).
Nearly one in five Kiwi adults are “hazardous” drinkers (drinking in a way that could harm themselves or others).
At least 2.5 hours of physical activity weekly.
50.2% of adults met the target, but one in seven exercised for less than 30 minutes in the week before answering a survey.
55.5% of Aussies met the same physical activity target weekly.
Children (aged five -17) – two hours maximum.
25% of high-school-aged girls said they spend 5.5 hours on just their phones daily!
Fruit and veg intake
Two serves of fruit and three serves of veg daily.
61.7% of Kiwi adults eat enough veg. 53.9% eat enough fruit.
BMI: 18.5-24.9 kg/m2.
Average BMI is 28.3 (overweight).
31.9% adults = healthy weight 34.4% adults = overweight 32% adults = obese.
15.7% of adults smoke.
Seven - nine hours nightly.
New Zealand Fitbit users sleep for an average of 7.1 hours per night.
Prevention is the best approach in terms of a healthy lifestyle. But equally important is having a ‘safety blanket’ for when things go wrong. That’s where nib health insurance comes in. It’s the peace of mind health policy to ensure you and your family are covered in your greatest time of need.
Important things to know
Information correct as at October 2018