Do you measure up?

Your waist measurement says a lot about your health.

You might have seen ads on the television or in a newspaper or magazine about the national Measure Up campaign.
Measure Up is a national campaign to tackle the obesity problem.
Man standing on tape measure
Tomorrow People is part of the Australian Better Health Initiative’s Measure Up campaign, a joint Australian, State and Territory government initiative.

Australia is now one of the fattest nations in the world – one in two Australian adults is overweight.

Measure Up encourages Australians to measure their waists. Measuring your waist is a simple way to tell if you’re at risk of developing a serious disease.

This is not about how much you weigh or how tall or short you are. 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.

Next time you visit your doctor or Aboriginal Medical Service, why don’t you ask your doctor how you Measure Up?

To find out more, visit Measure Up.