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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…

Volunteer Voice December 2018

Meet Our People: Louise Perram-Fisk Welcome to meet our people, our regular post highlighting the people who make CCQ the great place it is. We’ll bring you frequent profiles, so you can get to know everyone from Cairns to Southport. This month we have Louise Perram-Fisk, our General Manager from People and Safety. Role: General Manager, People…

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…

Spacial modeller named a Superstar of STEM

Cancer Council Queensland spatial modeller Dr Susanna Cramb has today been named a Superstar of STEM by Science & Technology Australia (STA). Entry into the program is highly competitive, with only 60 scientists chosen from around Australia. Dr Cramb will spend the next two years undertaking activities that aim to remove society’s gender assumptions about…

Queensland’s 2018 CancerFREE Challenge winners crowned

Each year fundraisers from across the state pledge to make a difference by taking part in Cancer Council Queensland’s CancerFREE Challenge – and yesterday the winners were crowned! The CancerFREE Challenge rewards and acknowledges Cancer Council Queensland’s most talented fundraisers by inviting them to commit to raise $10,000 during the year and compete for the…

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