To promote a healthy lifestyle, a web-based health self-checkup system was developed, by which users can monitor their healthy lifestyle through daily checkups and make changes based on the prescription provided. The system consists of five components: (a) daily checkup key physiological parameters related to the metabolic syndrome, such as body weight, body fat, blood pressure and blood glucose level, (b) lifestyle questionnaires, including smoking, drinking, sleeping, entertainment, exercise and eating, (c) data analysis and interpretation, (d) report and behavior modification prescription, and (e) web-based health diary and mentor service. The development and key elements of the system are described in detail. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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