There are so many numbers to remember these days – passwords, addresses, phone numbers, membership codes, and the list goes on. Most are probably pretty handy to know off by heart too, especially if you can’t be bothered looking them up every time you need them.
But there’s an especially important number that’s not just useful to remember – it could actually save your life: 4490.
According to the World Health Organisation, there are four controllable lifestyle behaviours – physical inactivity, poor nutrition, smoking and excess alcohol – which lead to non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, respiratory and heart disease. Non-communicable diseases are responsible for 90% of deaths in Australia.
Here’s the break-down: