Melbourne is home to the healthiest women in Australia, according to a recent study conducted by Women's Health.
Rachelle Mackintosh, acting editor of Women's Health, said in an August 19 statement that this is a "big, healthy thumbs-up for Victorians".
Approximately 50,000 people from all over Australia took part in the study, which asked them around 1,800 questions about their health.
Every state and territory was judged across a number of categories, including food choices, smoking, exercise and BMI.
According to Women's Health, Inner-City Melbourne ranked highly in all categories. This bustling metropolis boasts the second lowest number of smokers in Australia (just behind ACT), as well as the second best BMI (on average). It was narrowly beaten by Western Australia.
However, while those living in Western Australia may have low BMIs, they are also the nation's biggest drinkers.
Another region that didn't fare very well in this study was South Brisbane, which was dubbed Australia's "unhealthiest postcode".
While Victorians can give themselves a pat on the back, the Women's Health study demonstrates that we could all do more to make healthy living a priority.
One of the ways you can do this is by organising a health insurance policy.
If you're interested in doing so, Health Insurance Consultants Australia (HICA) can help you find the policy that best suits your circumstances by providing you with a health insurance comparison.
There are a number of benefits associated with having private health insurance.
For instance, you may be able to choose whether you are treated in a private hospital or as a private patient in a public hospital.
You may also get some say in which doctor performs your medical procedure or provides you with health care. This can make the entire process of going to hospital and having treatment a lot less stressful.
In addition to this, you may be allowed to dictate (to a certain extent) when you are admitted to hospital.
Both constitute extra payments that you may have to make if you do not organise a health insurance policy.
The former surcharge is based on your average yearly earnings, while the latter depends on what age you are when you take out a health insurance policy.
For free advice, a no-obligation quote and a private health insurance comparison, contact HICA today.