A good way to start thinking about how healthy you are is to look at the things you do that can affect your health.

Below is a list of ‘risk factors’ that can increase your risk of getting a chronic disease like diabetes or heart disease, and other health problems.

Find out more about how these risk factors affect our health.

  • smoking
  • unhealthy eating
  • being overweight
  • excess alcohol consumption
  • being inactive
  • too much sitting
  • taking drugs.

Am I At Risk Of A Chronic Disease?

If you have any of the SNAP risk factors you are more at risk of a chronic disease like heart disease and diabetes. SNAP stands for:

S – Smoking

N – Nutrition (unhealthy eating habits)

A – Alcohol consumption above recommended levels

P – Physical inactivity

Take The AUSDRISK Test

To check whether your health is at risk fill in the AUSDRISK form (PDF 703KB) to check your risk score.

If you scored 12 points or more in the AUSDRISK test you may have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes or be at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

If you are at risk speak to your GP about what to do next.

What Can I Do To Be Healthy And Reduce My Disease Risks?

Good news! Whatever your score and no matter your age, there are still lots of things you can start doing today to improve your health, feel great and reduce your risk factors of chronic disease and other health problems.

Even small changes can make a big difference. 

Find out more in our healthy living section to get started now.

  • connect with the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service for lifestyle coaching over the phone.
  • a variety of health checks that a GP can do
  • quit smoking
  • reducing alcohol consumption
  • don’t take drugs
  • healthy weight tips for children, adults and during pregnancy
  • tips to help South Australians of all ages eat healthier and be more active
  • healthy mind – tips for looking after your mental wellbeing
  • taking action for a healthy life – how to start now and ways to get involved
  • join our Facebook page and tell us your healthy change.