Prevention

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Awareness appeal launched as research reveals impact of physical inactivity and obesity on cancer burden 

As new research* has revealed the number of cancer cases that would be potentially avoidable if the prevalence of overweight and inactivity could be reduced, Cancer Council Queensland has launched a new awareness campaign. The forecast, released this World Cancer Day (February 4), has shown that over 200,000 cancer cases could be avoided in Australia…

Become a SunSmart school – protect children from harmful UV rays

Kids in hats at a SunSmart School

Letter to the Editor January 31, 2018  Dear Editor, Queensland’s sun is harsh. We have the unfortunate title of the skin cancer capital of the world and when children are at school, daily ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels are at their peak. This brings responsibility to schools, as well as a wonderful opportunity to educate children about UV and engender sun protective behaviours as…

Healthy lunchboxes for healthy kids

It’s back-to-school time and Cancer Council Queensland is lifting the lid on lunchboxes, encouraging parents to prioritise healthy options to boost their kids’ brain power, and keep them healthier and happier. Research shows there is a strong link between diet and better concentration, but less than six per cent of children are meeting the recommendation for daily serves of vegetables.* Cancer Council Queensland CEO…

Workplaces urged to stand up for employee health

With the average Queenslander spending about one third of their life at work and figures showing that 4 in 10 adults aren’t active enough*, Cancer Council Queensland is encouraging more workplaces to take a stronger stand on employee health.  Sedentary behaviour is emerging as an important risk factor for poor health and half of all workers have jobs that…

Six tips to keep cool while exercising this summer

With its warmer, longer days, summer is the perfect time to head outdoors, but with plenty of days of extreme heat still to come this season, it’s important to take precautions to stay healthy when getting active Exercising in Queensland’s hot and humid conditions can not only be uncomfortable, it can rapidly raise your body’s…

2019 health and wellness resolution list – let’s make them stick!

With another year on its way, thousands of Queenslanders will be setting a New Year’s Resolution for 2019 and Cancer Council Queensland is determined to help make them stick. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said establishing a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your cancer risk. “Last year, health and fitness topped the…

Fire up a healthier barbecue this Boxing Day

Barbecue season is in full swing and Cancer Council Queensland is calling on Queenslanders to put a healthy spin on their cook-outs. So, fill up your esky with water, swap your snags for lamb skewers and get your zinc on for a cracking Boxing Day. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said hosting a healthy barbecue was easy and only required a few simple…

Prepare for happy, healthy holiday season with these tips

Heathy Eating

The festive season is upon us and it’s a wonderful time of year with joy, cheer and gratitude in abundance. Also, in abundance is a barrage of parties, special celebratory recipes and leftovers. End of year festivities may make it seem difficult to finish off your 2018 health goals, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Cancer Council Queensland CEO…

Urgent sun safety warning as summer kicks off

It’s officially summer tomorrow and scorching new figures show the sun safety message isn’t sinking in, with half of all Queenslanders getting sunburnt every year. The Health of Queenslanders 2018 report revealed that only one in two children and one in five adults used daily sun protection and that 54 per cent of adults and 46 per…

Healthier Christmas cake recipe

Did you know, that during the Christmas period, Aussies gain an extra 0.8 to 1.5 kilograms, on average, just from overeating? But there is no need to fear the festive season – a healthy Christmas is a lot easier than you think! The below recipe is a healthy twist on the Christmas pudding, that won’t…