Australians are living longer than ever yet rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease are skyrocketing. The realities of modern life mean that many of us struggle with being overweight or exhausted. We eat too much sugar or drink too much, we spend all day sitting down and we don't get enough exercise, relaxation and sleep. We are bombarded with conflicting health advice yet we don't know where to turn for help. In this book the experts from one of Australia's finest medical research institutes, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, will unravel the myths around healthy living for you. You'll learn what, when and how to eat, what kind of physical activity you need, and how to achieve good mental health. You will also learn how you can monitor your risk of disease and what steps you can take to achieve long lasting wellbeing. The Baker IDI Wellness Plan provides evidence-based advice that you can trust and all the tools you need to create a long, happy and healthy life. Includes- - 80 healthy and delicious recipes plus 4-week meal plans - Wellness Action Plan to track your steps towards wellbeing - Tips on healthy habits, eating and exercise - Definition of common risk factors - Checklist of medical tests for every decade
The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility, with a history spanning more than 90 years. The Institute's work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The comprehensive range of research undertaken to target these deadly diseases, combined with the flexibility and innovation to respond to changing health and community needs, is unique and sets the Baker Institute apart from other health and medical research institutes. Our goals are to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other related health disorders - two prevalent and complex diseases responsible for the most deaths and the highest health costs in the world.