VIDEO: "Honey Badger" Cummins on a beefy road to improve

RUGBY star Nick "Honey Badger" Cummins is on a mission to be better.

As part of his role as Beef Ambassador with Australia Beef, Cummins is pushing the meat by saying it's the "the right fuel in the tank".

Aside from what Cummins wants, Australia Beef has also released the results of a survey asking Australians what they want to do better.

Nick "Honey Badger" Cummins takes on bush survival skills as part of a campaign for Beef Australia

The top result was improving their health and well-being at 33%, while 19% -- almost one-in-five wished they were better at asking for a pay rise at work.

Wanting to be better looking and better at sport came far lower at 7% and 5%.

Cummins reckons he wants to improve his bush survival skills, so he has been teamed up with "an expert survivalist" to teach him the basics - which was luckily filmed for our enjoyment.

Cummins was obviously keen to take the challenge, and to spruik the benefits of beef.

"It's no secret I'm a fan of a bit of meat, and sometimes you can't beat a beef casserole or juicy steak to refuel the get-a-way sticks," he said.

The young man tasked with improving Nick
The young man tasked with improving Nick "Honey Badger" Cummins

Meat and Livestock Australia spokeswoman Veronique Droulez  said beef had nutrients to support physical and mental health.

Australian dietary guidelines suggest two to three serves of lean beef per week to meet iron and zinc requirements, she said.

"Combine the beef with a variety of vegetables and whole grain foods to help you to get the most out of every day."

Check more of Cummins' adventure at the Beef Australia Facebook page.

Other key findings from the research included:

  •  21% Aussies put stress management at the top of their list of things to improve when it comes to work
  •  Working women are more likely than working men to want to be better at stress management (26% of women put this top vs 15% of men).
  •  Aussies were most likely to say they were good at punctuality (57%), organisation (54%) and attention to detail (45%).
  •  Men rated themselves as more intelligent than women (48% of men vs 41% of women).


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