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than half of all West Australian adults are overweight or obese. If you
have too much body fat, especially if a lot of it is around your waist
area, you are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other
chronic health conditions such as heart disease and some cancers.
How Do I Know if I am a Healthy Weight?
There are a few ways to tell if you are a healthy weight. These include measuring your waistline and Body Mass Index (BMI).
A growing waistline is a sign that you could be at increased risk of
serious chronic health conditions. This is because carrying too much fat around your waist is more dangerous to your health than
carrying fat elsewhere on the body.
Measuring your waist is simple to do, just follow the points below:
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