Tag: Cancer

Weekend warriors: Minimise sports drinks, refuel with water

Feeling thirsty after a jog around the neighbourhood? You’d better knock back a sugar-packed, electrolyte-packed drink to avoid getting dehydrated, right? Not quite. Sports drinks seem like they should be healthy, but Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan breaks down why they should be left for endurance events. Sports drinks are designed for athletes…

Cheers to no beers – 4 tips to continue staying dry this July

Most of us know we shouldn’t drink as much, or as often, but don’t take the steps to break the habit. High levels of alcohol consumption can add up to some high-stake health risks, so Cancer Council Queensland is raising an alcohol-free glass to the Queenslanders who’ve spent the last few weeks reassessing their intake…

Ponytail Project calls on students to rock the chop for cancer

Queensland students are being urged to rock the chop for cancer this year and sign up to the Ponytail Project. The new fundraising campaign, launched this month by Cancer Council Queensland, encourages high school students to chop their ponytails off to raise funds for Queensland families affected by cancer. The Ponytail Project first originated in…

Boost your nutrition to ward off winter cold and flus

The cold and flu season has begun and the importance of good nutrition when it comes to your immune system can’t be underestimated. No one food will magically fend off the flu, but certain nutrients take the lead in helping protect your body from billions of bacteria, viruses, and other germs. Living with cancer increases…

The cancer risk factors you might not be aware of yet

The causes of cancer are complex, but many cases can be prevented by healthy lifestyle choices, as Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan explains. Thanks to successful health campaigns, we have seen positive changes in sun-related and smoking behaviours and attitudes. Each year, thousands of skin cancer cases are prevented because people are more…

Eating well for your waistline and wallet

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan explains that eating healthily doesn’t have to hit your hip pocket. Have you been shocked by the amount of unhealthy food that’s slipped into your shopping cart or the total you’ve managed to rack up at the checkout? Between the latest food trends, marketing hype and product placement,…

Queenslanders set to celebrate 25 years of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

This year thousands of Queenslanders across the state will gather in living rooms, cafes, workplaces and community halls to raise their cups in celebration of 25 years of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Over the past 25 years, $31.2 million has been raised for Cancer Council Queensland by like-minded individuals hosting a morning tea to make…

Sugary drinks a recipe for disaster – we can all cut down for better health

It’s no secret that we shouldn’t be drinking sugary drinks. As more and more research investigates the ill effects of regular consumption of soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and cordials, it may be time for you to give it up, or at least reduce the amount you consume on a daily or weekly basis.…

Schools warned against sun complacency as seasons change

Kids in hats at a SunSmart School

Cancer Council Queensland has issued a reminder to schools and early childhood centres, warning them not to become complacent about sun safety as summer turns into autumn. The UV Index can remain dangerously high throughout all seasons in Queensland, increasing the risk of sunburn and long-term skin damage. Research shows high sun exposure in the…

Summer ending but Queenslanders still need ugly staple

While summer will soon come to an end – here in sunny Queensland, the season to hit the beach never stops! As temperatures and UV levels continue to soar well into autumn, Cancer Council Queensland is calling on locals to get in quick for their last chance of securing the limited edition, true-blue cockatoo Ugly…