An expat has raved about how ‘good looking’ and fit Australians are after moving from India.
After moving to Sydney, the anonymous traveller said most residents who live on the east coast in Bondi are fit and healthy compared to back home.
‘How are Australians so fit?’ He wrote, to the amusement of many Down Under.
‘I have recently moved to Sydney, and the majority of the people I have seen are physically active and fit. What are your fitness and healthcare routines?’ the Redditor wrote.
However, Aussies were quick to shut down the claim and said this isn’t the case for the wider population.
After moving to Sydney from India the traveller noticed most residents who live on the east coast in Bondi are fit and healthy compared to back home (stock image: Bondi Beach pictured)
The thread attracted more than 500 comments and many pointed out how a lot of Australian adults are overweight, likely due to a heavy drinking culture.
Although many also prioritise health and wellbeing to remain fit and healthy.
‘Sport and exercise are just more culturally ingrained here. Plenty of fat unhealthy people around. It depends where you live too,’ one person wrote.
‘Have you ventured outside the Eastern suburbs?’ another said.
A third bluntly said: ‘We’re not. Over two thirds of Australians over the age of 18 are overweight or obese. You’re probably in a trendy, affluent suburb that is full of younger fitter people as a sub culture.’
‘Fitness is heavily linked to income so suburbs/inner city tracks. Disposable wealth gives lots of time for keeping in shape,’ someone else wrote.
In the comments the original posted revealed he’s living in Bondi and most people are ‘young, fit and active’.
However, Aussies were quick to shut down the claim as this isn’t the case for the wider population (stock image: Palm Beach pictured)
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing (AIHW) 67 per cent of Aussie adults are overweight or obese. This is approximately 12.5 million people.
The proportion of adults living with overweight or obesity generally increases with age. This is seen in both men and women.
One in four (25 per cent) children and adolescents aged between 12 to 17 were overweight or obese in 2017-2018.
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