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Please note that the Measure Up 4 Health project page is now archived as a reference and is not being kept up to date.

The Measure Up for Health (MU4H) project was conducted on the Central Coast in 2008. The goal of this project was to address the incidence of overweight & obesity within the community by raising awareness and encouraging physical activity & healthy eating. The project has many similarities to the National How Do You Measure Up project which commenced in 2009. The MU4H was aimed specifically at workplaces and has been left here as a resource for workplaces wanting to address healthy weight.

The Measure Up 4 Health pack is targeted at adults via the workplace setting and is designed to increase personal awareness of waist size & the associated health risks of having a “hazardous waist”  i.e. heart disease, diabetes, cancer etc. This is achieved in a light hearted way by encouraging adults to “measure up” using the “special” tape measure provided and taking on a physical activity challenge amongst other things.

This initiative is supported by the Central Coast Regional Coordination Management Group (RCMG).

 

Measure up 4 Health Downloads

 

-Measure up 4 Health Booklet (572KB pdf)-

 

-Challenge Brochure and Log Sheet- 

 

-Flyer 1

 

-Flyer 2

 

-Poster-

 

The Australian Government has now launched its own 'Measure Up' Campaign. Click here for details

The Measure Up 4 Health pack contains:

  • A special tape measure to show adults whether their waist is "Healthy", "Hazardous" or "Harmful"
  • An information brochure that details how to measure and what to do about the measurement.
  • A pedometer to monitor movement and motivate physical activity

  • A Workplace Physical Activity Challenge brochure to motivate and record physical activity.

 

More Info

 

-Workplace Physical Activity Challenge-

 

Questions and Answers

 

-Physical Activity Quick Quiz-

-Healthy Eating Quiz and Tips-

 

Related Publications

-National Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults-

 
For free, confidential support to achieve and maintain a healthy weight check out NSW Health's exciting, new ‘Get Healthy Information & Coaching Service’. Its a telephone and web-based service which helps people make positive lifestyle changes. Click here for the website or phone 1300 806 258* (Mon - Fri, 8am - 8pm) *Cost of a local call from a fixed land line

Click on the image to see NBN News coverage (3.2MB file)

 

“Area Health was the first of a number of workplaces on the Central Coast offering the Measure Up 4 Health kits to employees. This is a fun way to show how some easy steps can make a big difference to your health” says Doug Tutt, Area Director of Health Promotion.

 

The Central Coast Area Health Service distributed the Measure Up 4 Health packs to their employees at the end of June 2008. July was promoted as a Measure Up 4 Health Month and departments were encouraged to take the Workplace Physical Activity Challenge for at least one week of the month.

 

 

 

 

 

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