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LiveLighter

LiveLighter is a program developed in Western Australia which aims to encourage Australians to lead healthier lifestyles - to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active.

One in four Australian adults are obese bringing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer closer - along with a range of other health problems.

LiveLighter want to help people understand why they need to take action and what simple changes they can make in order to 'LiveLighter'.

LiveLighter program runs in Western Australia, Victoria and Northern Territory, and the website livelighter.com.au is available to all Australians.

The LiveLighter website offers a range of free tools and resources to help Australians achieve their healthy eating and physical activity goals. There are three choices of meal plans, a risk calculator as well as information for families, hundreds of free recipes and a range of healthy lifestyle information.

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Last reviewed: September 2019

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LiveLighter - The sneaky sugar in 'healthy' drinks

It's pretty obvious that soft drinks aren't a healthy choice. But what about some of the other drinks that market themselves as a better choice?

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LiveLighter - Sugary drinks are rotten for teeth

The Australian Dental Association of WA has teamed up with LiveLighter to create a new campaign to help ditch sugary drinks and keep dentist visits quick and painless. Dr Rebecca Williams, paediatric dentist, gives us the rundown on why sugary drinks are rotten for teeth.

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LiveLighter - Food and mood: what’s the link?

Excitingly, scientific research into what we eat and how it’s linked to our risk of developing mental health conditions and our mental wellbeing is growing. While there is still more to learn, researchers have been able to tease out some of the ways in which diet can alter our physiology, and the impact that this may have on mood.

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LiveLighter - Low-carb craze: Should we avoid carbohydrates?

We see endless weight loss diets suggesting that we ditch the carbs. These diets claim that cutting carbs will lead to weight loss, but is that the truth? And should we really be avoiding them?

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LiveLighter - Is it time to rethink those sugary drinks?

Why does a soft drink taste better than a sickly sweet tea with 10 sugars? Confusingly, it’s because it doesn’t taste as sweet.

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LiveLighter - Turn mindless eating into mindful meals

Have you noticed if you’re eating in front of the TV, you can easily finish a whole plate of food without really tasting it?

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LiveLighter - Causes and Facts of Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease can be linked to your weight. We want people to live healthier lives and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Find out more here.

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LiveLighter - A gut feeling: What is the microbiome and why is it important?

The gut microbiome refers to the trillions of microorganisms that live in your digestive tract. Each person has around 160 different species of bacteria living in their digestive tract, making up a weighty 2kg in total!

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LiveLighter - About Alcohol

Alcoholic drinks contain a lot of kilojoules and have no nutritional benefits. To drink fewer kilojoules, cut back or avoid alcohol altogether.

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LiveLighter - Six ways to avoid the post-Christmas bulge

Every year in the week before Christmas, after a month of parties, I have the same conversation with myself: Next year I’m going to think about Christmas earlier and factor in my health.

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