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Central West fourth-fattest region in NSW, Heart Foundation launches Personal Walking Plans | Lithgow Mercury



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It’s time to get moving. It could save your life. New data from The Heart Foundation of Australia has revealed the Central West has the fourth-highest rate of obesity across the entire state, which is coupled with an alarming complacency in regards to exercise and heart health. The data shows around 42 per cent of adults living in the Central West are defined as ‘obese’ and was released in line with The Heart Foundation’s new Personal Walking Plans program, an initiative to get more Australians moving. The figures also show the Central West ranks in the top 10 of 28 regions state-wide in terms of smoking, high blood pressure and physical inactivity as well, with more than 69 per cent of people fitting into the latter…

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