Aus­tralia Day in the sun

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY -

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.

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