Walk that extra weight off without even knowing you’re doing it – take the stairs, walk the dog, park further away from work, mow the lawns – cut out/down on takeaways and fatty foods.

Want to be the best you can be? Then why weight?

(They say we Kiwis are catching up to the Aussies in the fatty stakes. This is not a competition New Zealanders need to win!).

Carrying too much weight means a higher risk of health problems - and simply by losing unwanted kilos off your man-frame you can make a huge difference to how you feel, how you look and who you are.

You don’t need to turn vegetarian, drink green fruit smoothies or say a final farewell to your meat pie, but you do need to think about a few healthy lifestyle changes.

If you want to have more birthdays in your life, here are some things to think about.

Key Points:

  • Healthy eating, regular physical activity and keeping a healthy weight can lower your cancer risk
  • Other benefits include preventing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure

  • Losing inches/centimeters off your waist, so it's below 94cm (men) / 80cm (women) will reduce your bowel cancer risk and help your heart

  • Do it for you. And for your whānau.

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