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Success story: Losing weight and feeling great – one woman’s journey to bootie camp [ 100% ]

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Two weeks after the birth of her first son, Gabriela hesitantly got on the scales to see how much she weighed. When she saw 119 kilograms flash up on the screen below her she knew she had some soul searching to do.

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Success story: Through thinking about his drinking Richard has lost 20kg [ 93% ]

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Richard was always very active when he was younger but as a young adult he slipped into some bad habits, which resulted in him putting on weight. In 2007 Richard went to London for a couple of months. He took the opportunity to make some changes. One of which was cutting back on drinking.

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Success story: Taking a hike can help cut your cancer risk [ 59% ]

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When Damien stepped on the scales and saw a three digit number, he knew it was time to make some changes.

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Success story: Sarah sheds 24 kilograms [ 48% ]

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Two years ago Sarah was in London living the expat lifestyle – pints after work, roasts for lunch and fish and chips for tea, but then a diagnosis of thyroid cancer made Sarah re-evaluate her life. One big decision she made was to look at what she was putting into her body. The result – she lost 24 kilos and a couple of months ago she ran her first 10 km fun run.

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Get checked [ 13% ]

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Screening is an effective way of finding cancer early and is recommended where there is a proven benefit, such as with faecal occult blood test, mammography, and Pap tests.

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How my mother's heart attack at my age encouraged me to LiveLighter [ 12% ]

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Lucy was turning 50 soon and was the heaviest she'd ever been when it dawned on her that her mother had her first heart attack when she was exactly Lucy's age. Something had to change.

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Success story: Cath goes from size 24 to 14 [ 11% ]

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Cath was 115kg and a size 24. It was a visit to the doctors and her third high blood pressure reading that gave Cath the final push. Over the last two and half years Cath has turned her life around.

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How to: Recognise what's driving you to drink [ 10% ]

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Around 41% of Australian adults drink weekly. And around half of those who drink alcohol do so at levels that put them at higher risk of alcohol-related harm in the short term (falling over, getting into a fight) and about a quarter at levels that put them at higher risk of long-term harm (chronic disease such as cancer).

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