A snapshot of Australia’s health needs

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Chiropractors offer advice not only on ways to reduce back pain, but also to help patients consider their diet and build more exercise into their lifestyle.

  • Diet and exercise could both be improved for the average Australian. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s 2012 Risk Factors report found that:
    • Over 90% of Australians don’t eat the recommended quantity of vegetables each day;
    • Around 50% do not eat the recommended quantity of fruit;
    • Almost 60% do not undertake sufficient physical activity to incur health benefits (defined as 150 minutes per week over at least 5 sessions)
    • More than 80% of Australians spend more than 3 hours each day sitting during their leisure time
    • Poorer people are more likely to have risky health behaviours

Chiropractic care for back pain

fast facts 2

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has calculated that 1.8 million Australians – almost 10% of the population – suffer back problems.


Australian Chiropractic patients

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Australian Chiropractors

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Article courtesy: http://www.caavic.asn.au/explore-chiro/fast-facts