|Sufficient physical activity times and sessions||60.3||61.8||64.4||68.2|
|2 or more serves of fruit per day||48.6||46.8||54.3||55.6|
|5 or more serves of vegetables per day||7.7||9.3||9.6||10
Being overweight or obese increases a person’s risk of developing several chronic conditions including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and certain cancers. Regular exercise (30 minutes at least five times per week) can help to maintain a healthy body weight and decreases the likelihood of developing chronic conditions including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and certain cancers.
Healthy Eating and Oral Health Promotion
Consuming two servings of fruit (a serving is approximately one medium sized piece of fruit, such as an apple or a banana) and eating at least five servings of vegetables (half a cup of cooked vegetables or one cup of salad) can protect against some chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, dementia and certain cancers.
Oral health is important for general health and wellbeing. Poor oral health is associated with cardiovascular disease, respiratory illnesses, oral cancers, diabetes, and dementia. Data suggests that oral health conditions are the most common cause of preventable hospitalisation in Victorians aged 0-19 years. Tooth decay is the leading cause of dental Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs or hospital admissions) in children.
For more local data in relation to physical activity, healthy eating and oral health promotion within the CVPCP catchment please refer to the CVPCP Community Profile Health Behaviours document. Please also see the Dental Health Services Victoria Oral Health profiles for each shire (CGS, MAS, and MRS).
The Central Victorian PCP operational plan can be found here.
There are several regional and local shire networks of service providers, working together to address local issues related to Prevention and Health Promotion. For a list of these networks click here.
Websites and other resources
Macedon Ranges Shire Community and Business Directory