Tune up with men's health

ABC 891 - in conjunction with the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health - will focus on tips for men on achieving a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Photo by Geo Cristian.

ABC 891 - in conjunction with the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health - will focus on tips for men on achieving a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Photo by Geo Cristian.

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Thursday, 19 March 2009

ABC 891 and the University of Adelaide will be revving up the issue of men's health from tomorrow when they launch an awareness campaign at the Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar event called Tune-up with 891.

With one goal in mind - getting men's health on track - this month-long campaign will see all of 891's male presenters actively participating in raising awareness about male healthy weight.

In pole position will be Grant Cameron as he broadcasts his Drive program trackside at the V8 Supercar event at Victoria Park on Friday 20 March from 4pm.

Joining Grant will be Professor Gary Wittert, Head of the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide, who will outline some of the benefits to be gained by men who follow a healthy lifestyle.

During the next few weeks, each 891 team will focus on easy steps and tips for men on achieving a happier and healthier lifestyle.

Professor Wittert is a founding member of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health, based at the University of Adelaide. The centre conducts research on male obesity and is developing male-friendly health strategies for men.

Each day, listeners will hear great health tips for men and there will be links to further support online via www.abc.net.au/adelaide

In addition, on the Centre for Men's Health's website - www.adelaide.edu.au/menshealth - listeners can learn how to measure their waist size and complete a short survey to assess their risk of developing diabetes.

Via these websites, listeners will be able to understand their health risk and find out simple steps to improve their health.

 

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Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
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The University of Adelaide
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