Why Is GreenX7 Needed?

The average Australian child spends less time outdoors then a maximum-security prisoner.

(Government of South Australia, 2014)

At a global level, over 300 million people are estimated to suffer from depression, equivalent to 4.3% of the world’s population.

(World Health Organisation Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders 2017)

Loneliness has the equivalent risk as consuming 15 cigarettes per day and it is twice as harmful as obesity.

(Bolton, M. (2012). Loneliness-The State We’re In. London: Campaign to End Loneliness.)

Get the Facts

A small insight into the astounding scientific research which shows why GreenX7 is so important in our current climate.

  • Physical inactivity is the second greatest contributor, behind tobacco smoking, to the cancer burden in Australia.

    (Global Health Risks: Mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks. World Health Organisation, 2009.)

  • 56% of Australian Adults are either inactive or have low levels of physical activity.

    (Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2013. Australian Health Survey: Physical Activity, 2011-2012. ABS Cat. No. 4364.0.55.004. Canberra: ABS)

  • Among adults, sedentary behaviour is related to premature death from all causes and from cardiovascular disease, higher risk of type 2 diabetes and certain cancers, higher overall energy intake, and being overweight or obese.

    (Vic Health, 2016 Physical Activity and Sedentary behaviour)

  • One in four children between 5-17 are overweight or obese.

    (Vic Health, 2016 Physical Activity and Sedentary behaviour)

  • Children and young people who spend prolonged periods of time in sedentary behaviour have poorer physical, mental, social and academic profiles.

    (Vic Health, 2016 Physical Activity and Sedentary behaviour)

  • Adults spend less than 20 minutes per day outdoors.

    (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2006a, 2006b)

  • Vitamin D insufficiency affects almost 50% of the population worldwide.

    (Holick MF. Vitamin D deficiency. N Engl J Med. 2007;357:266–81)

  • Decreased exposure for children to nature has detrimental implications for the future of natural resource conservation and stewardship.

    (Louv 2005, Kellert 2002, Pergam, Zaradic 2006)

  • Australians spend an average of46 hours of their weekly downtime looking at their TVs and digital devices, compared to an average of six hours engaging with family and friends.

    (National Survey RUOK, 2016)

  • 74 per cent of online teens access the internet between 5 pm and 10 pm on any given day and 28 per cent between 10 pm and midnight.

    (Australian Communications and Media Authority Report Quarter 1 2014)

  • At 4–5 years old, children average more than two hours screen time per week-day. By 12-13 years old, children spend on average up to 30% of their daily waking time on screens.

    (Longitudinal Study of Australian Children 2015 Annual Statistical Report, Australian children’s screen time and participation in extracurricular activities)

  • Lonely adults tend to have higher blood pressure, greater epinephrine secretion at night, higher morning and night time cortisol levels, and poorer sleep patterns.

    (Barton, Bragg, Wood, and Pretty, (2016) Green Exercise: Linking Nature, Health and Wellbeing.)

  • Australia’s suicide rate is the highest it has been for at least ten years. In 2015, 3,027 people ended their own lives in Australia. That is 12.6 people in every 100,000. More than eight people every single day or one person every three hours.

    (Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2015,0 – Causes of Death, Australia, 2015)

  • Only 6 % of Australians met the recommended daily intake of vegetables and 52 % of the recommended usual daily fruit intake.

    (Source: 2011-12 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS) Australian Bereau of Statistics)

  • Lonely adults tend to have higher blood pressure, greater epinephrine secretion at night, higher morning and night time cortisol levels, and poorer sleep patterns.

    (Barton, Bragg, Wood, and Pretty, (2016) Green Exercise: Linking Nature, Health and Wellbeing.)

  • 1 in 3 older people are affected by loneliness.

    (Barker, D. (2012). All the lonely people: Loneliness in Australia. 2001-2009)

  • Australia’s suicide rate is the highest it has been for at least ten years. In 2015, 3,027 people ended their own lives in Australia. That is 12.6 people in every 100,000. More than eight people every single day or one person every three hours.

    (Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2015,0 – Causes of Death, Australia, 2015)

  • Only 6 % of Australians met the recommended daily intake of vegetables and 52 % of the recommended usual daily fruit intake.

    (Source: 2011-12 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS) Australian Bereau of Statistics)

  • Four in 10 Australian adults - 7.4 million people - frequently suffered from inadequate sleep in the 2016-17 financial year.

    (Source: Sleep Health Foundation. Asleep on the job. Costs of inadequate sleep in Australia 2017 Report.)

  • One Australian develops obesity every five minutes.

    (Diabetes Australia)

  • Pre school kids are the fastest growing market for anti-depressants.

    (Rising prevalence of anti-depressant among US youths (Zinto et al. 2002) source 1, source 2)

  • Every year one in five Australians experience a mental illness and almost half the Australian population will experience a mental illness at some point in their lifetime.

    (Source: Slade T, et al. (2009), The Mental Health of Australians 2, Report on the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, p. xii.)

  • Over 50 million prescriptions were filled for the top 10 prescription medicines available in Australia in 201-12.

    (Source: Facing the Health of Australians. Our health today. Our hopes for tomorrow. Report 2013)

  • One in seven young Australians experience a mental health condition.
  • Today’s children may be the first generation at risk of having a shorter lifespan than their parents.

    (Ludwig 2007)

  • The total estimated number of people living with anxiety disorders in the world is 264 million. This total for 2015 reflects a 14.9% increase since 2005.

    (World Health Organisation Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders 2017)

  • The number of deaths by suicide in young Australians is the highest it has been in 10 years.

    (Beyond Blue Stats and Facts : 3303.0 ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2014 (2016). Underlying causes of death (Australia) Tables 11.1 and 11.3)

  • Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians and accounts for the deaths of more young people than car accidents.

    (Beyond Blue Stats and Facts 3303.0 ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2012 (2014). Underlying causes of death (Australia) Table 1.3)

  • 1 in 3 older people are affected by loneliness.

    (Barker, D. (2012). All the lonely people: Loneliness in Australia. 2001-2009)

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The Science Behind the X7

With a long list of recent advances in neuroscience, biochemistry, psychology, physiology and many more fields of expertise, what we innately know is now validated by science. GreenX7 teachings are helping to reverse the current trend of depression, suicide, obesity and many other mental and physical health issues that we are addressing in the current climate.

GreenX7 is and continues to be, built on astounding scientific research and practical implementation through the incredible and tireless work of individuals and organisations in the many fields that make up our 7 core elements.

Connecting to the core elements each day will help;

  • Reduce anxiety and stress levels
  • Increase productivity and creativity
  • Improve self-esteem and mood
  • Reduce the risk of depression and obesity
  • Strengthen relationship to self and others