Weight Check is an annual event to raise awareness about the importance of being a healthy weight.
The goal is to encourage everyday Aussies to step on the scales at least once a year to help prevent weight creep.
Weight creep is the term used to describe the slow, steady increase in weight that many adults experience. It usually happens so gradually that you don't notice from day to day.
Weight Check spokesperson Scott Penn says, “Like June 30 for tax time, we need an annual day to remind Aussies to check their weight.”
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure. If you don’t know your weight, how can you know if it’s healthy or putting you at risk of disease?” says Penn.
2 of 3 overweight
Overweight and obesity now affects two-thirds of Australian adults, however, women are more likely to seek help and realise they have a problem.
That’s why Weight Check coincides with Father’s Day: to remind Aussie men to step on the scales for their families, be a role model and enjoy a healthy life for many years to come.
The 60-second Weight Check is free and helps you determine if your weight is healthy. It also predicts how your weight could creep up over time, and offers tips on getting your weight under control.
We're powered by bananas
Choosing your snacks more wisely is a great first step to stop weight creep. Because they provide non-stop energy and contain zero fat, zero cholesterol, and zero salt, Australian Bananas make the perfect snack and the perfect partner for Weight Check. Unlike their super-processed, super-sugary competitors, bananas are bursting with goodness and nutrition to keep you full of energy all day long.
In fact, when it comes to your daily dietary needs, bananas have them all wrapped up. One banana provides 15% of your daily B6 needs for nerve function, 12% of your folate needs, 10% of your Vitamin C, and 10% of both your daily potassium and magnesium requirements. They’re also packed with natural low GI carbohydrates which makes them ideal for restoring tired muscles and boosting bored brains. Bananas, quite literally, make your body sing! It’s why you’ll often find elite athletes munching on a banana before, during, and after exercise.