A self-management concept for men at the community level: The 'waist' disposal challenge

S. Aoun, Rebecca Osseiran-Moisson, F. Collins, R. Newton, M R Newton

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The Waist Disposal Challenge consisted of a health intervention at the community level to bring about a reduction in body mass index (BMI) and is delivered at three levels: educational presentations on nutrition and exercise; monthly monitoring of BMI competition; telephone lifestyle coaching with follow-ups. Twenty-three Rotary Clubs participated in Western Australia in 2007g-08 (750 Rotarians). The significant to moderate decreases in BMI are an encouraging indication that such community based-projects for men at-risk of developing chronic disease may influence the way health services reorient their community programmes to suit the health psychology of middle-aged to older men.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-674
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Body Mass Index
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Men's health
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Self-management
  • Weight loss

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