Time to Take Some Healthy Measures?


You’ve probably seen the ads on telly.

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How do you Measure Up?

1 in 2 Australian adults is overweight. And, irrespective of your height or build, if your waistline is getting bigger it could mean you are at increased risk of chronic diseases like some cancers, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

A simple measure to check if you are at risk is to measure your waistline. A waistline measurement* of over 80cm for women and over 94cm for men carries increased risk.

We are also encouraging people to eat healthy foods and to be active. Not only is it good for your health, it can reduce the risks. The sooner you start, the better you?ll feel.

* Measurements may vary depending on your ethnic background.

For more information and measures you can take to adopt a healthier lifestyle visit www.measureup.gov.au .

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Measure Up and WIN!

South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Health want to help you Measure Up so we are giving you the chance to win one of 50 lifestyle packs! Each pack includes a Healthy Food Fast cookbook, a Heart Foundation Pedometer, a skipping rope, a soccer ball and a frisbee to help you on your way.

All you need to do is tell us in 50 words or less what steps you will take to adopt a healthier lifestyle to Measure Up.

Mail your entry to:
Measure Up Promotion
Locked Bag 9
Wollongong NSW 2500

Entries close 08/05/09.

More details available at http://www.sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au/Health_Promotion_Service/MeasureUp/index.asp

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