Measure your health

By Meeghan, 7 December, 2008

An unhealthy lifestyle can have a negative effect on our wellbeing. But how serious an affect does our poor eating and drinking habits and lack of exercise have on our health? A quick and easy way to assess your risk of developing cancer, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes is to measure your waist:

• A waistline measurement for most men over 94cm carries increased risk and over 102cm indicates greatly increased risk.

• For most women, a waist of over 80cm carries increased risk and over 88cm greatly increased risk.

For more information check out http://www.shapeup.gov.au/reasons-to-shape-up/weight-waist-measurements today.

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