Stay EGGceptionally healthy this Easter long weekend!

Whether they’re mini or mega-size, come in the form of bunnies, ducks, eggs or blocks – it’s certainly easy to overeat and overindulge on all kinds of sweets at Easter!

And that overindulgence, truth be told, can set you back on health and happiness.

Just one 40g filled egg can take 30 minutes of brisk walking to burn off, five mini eggs takes 20 minutes of swimming, and one chocolate hot cross bun, buttered, takes 75 minutes of vigorous cleaning!

Shocked? So are we, which is why we’re sharing some really simple ways you can stay healthy and feel good over the festive weekend.

Watch your portion sizes! Sometimes a long weekend or holiday can encourage us to overeat on both treats and main meals. Stick to recommended portion sizes to ensure you’re not taking in more than you can burn off.

Go for healthier treats – fruit and vegetable platters when entertaining are great, healthy, go-to snacks. Avoid takeaway meals and hit the BBQ for grilled fish or chicken and a fresh salad.

Get out and about! There are plenty of family holiday activities on offer around Queensland – find a local club or community group and enjoy the great outdoors while staying SunSmart.

Have a little creative licence with the Easter Bunny too – an Easter colouring book, stickers or active toys like soccer balls or basketballs will be much more beneficial for your kids than a mega chocolate fix.

And remember – a little bit of EGGcersize goes a long way!

Be healthy, stay happy, and enjoy the long weekend.

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Katie Clift
Executive Manager, Media and Spokesperson
Cancer Council Queensland