Free Online Donations For Breast Cancer A Click Away

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GMHBA Health Insurance today launched a series of free online health, diet and lifestyle tools and calculators. Each time a 'Send to a Friend' service is used to raise awareness of the 'Health-e-Tools' GMHBA donates $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer.

In this era of fast food and increasing obesity, people are also asking if their butt or gut is too big. Research shows people also want to know how many calories they need to maintain their current weight.

Answers to these issues and others are now just a few clicks away according to GMHBA Health Insurance Marketing Manager, Jonathan Crabtree.

"A few weeks back when I was road testing our new online 'Health-e-Tools' I did the simple body mass index quiz and was horrified to discover I was classified obese!" said Mr. Crabtree. "So now I take the stairs every day at work rather than use the lift and have already lost 4 kg. I'm also using our office fitness timer and a few other Health-e-Tools as well." he said.

To launch their range of Health-e-Tools GMHBA Health Insurance is donating money to breast cancer research. So Mr. Crabtree challenges all visitors to use one or more of the online Health-e-Tools and share them with friends, family and colleagues.

"Until the end of November, every time a visitor uses our 'Send to a Friend' button to send an email about the Health-e-Tools, we'll donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for research." said Mr. Crabtree.

The Health-e-Tools include:

  • Is my gut/butt too big? The waist/hip ratio quiz.

Where fat is located on your body can have health implications and may lead to health complications later in life. This health-e-tool helps you find out how you rate.

  • Am I overweight? The body mass index (BMI) quiz.

Do you have a healthy weight based on your height? This health-e-tool indicates if your weight is considered healthy for you.

  • How many calories do I need a day? This health-e-tool calculates your basal metabolic rate (BMR), which is the number of calories you burn on a daily basis. Maintain your BMR and you'll maintain your weight!
  • The 'anti-diet' pill. This health-e-tool provides a handy tip every day to help you maintain a healthy weight.
  • and others.


GMHBA Health Insurance is a registered not-for-profit health insurance fund providing private hospital and extras insurance cover.

GMHBA Health Insurance is Australia's 11th largest health fund.

Contribution income increased to $134.3 million.

Underwriting surplus of $5.34 million

Return on Investments of $7.86 million

Total operating surplus of $13.2 million

Reserve levels increased to $65.5 million.

GMHBA paid $116.7 million in claims in 2005/06, more than $319,000 per day.


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