Australia Day in the sun
AS millions prepare to give cricket a crack, fire up the barbie or head to the beach – Cancer Council is calling on Queenslanders to put a healthy spin on their Australia Day celebrations!
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said a few simple changes on Australia Day would guarantee a healthier and happier national celebration.
“We know that many Queenslanders look forward to Australia Day with anticipation, but it’s important to be prepared,” Ms Clift said.
“With temperatures set to peek across the state, Queenslanders can avoid the summer sizzle by using all five methods of sun protection when outdoors.
Ms Clift said healthy habits not only had positive benefits in the short term, but also in the long term.
“At least one third of all cancers can be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices, including being active, eating well, limiting alcohol, quitting smoking and staying SunSmart,” Ms Clift said.
“Enjoy Australia Day the healthy way – your body and mind will thank you for it.”
More information about CCQ is available via 13 11 20 or cancerqld.org.au.