Go junk free in June!

JunkFreeJuneQueenslanders will give up soft drinks, sugary treats and unhealthy indulgences next month to raise funds for Cancer Council through its newest campaign – Junk Free June!

Spokesperson Katie Clift encouraged Queenslanders to jump in and give up junk this June to support Cancer Council Queensland’s vital work in cancer research, patient services and prevention.

“The Junk Free June rules are simple – decide on a ‘junk food’ to give up, register online and get people to sponsor your efforts,” Ms Clift said.

“Everyone has their own ‘junk’ to give up – from soft drinks to chocolate, takeaway foods or snacks high in saturated fat, sugar or salt.

“Going junk free this June will benefit your personal health and wellbeing, and make a difference to the one in two Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

“We know up to a third of all cancers are preventable through simple lifestyle changes including maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol and being active.

“This is also a fun way to get friends and family members healthy – you can participate as a group and pool your funds to make an even greater difference.”

Register now at junkfreejune.org.au – and check out the prizes, recipe ideas and hints.

“Why not set a goal to incorporate more physical activity during June too?” Ms Clift said.

“Many Queenslanders aren’t offsetting the extra kilojoules they’re eating, which can increase the risk of becoming overweight and obese.

“Aim to get moving for your health this month – join a gym, find a workout buddy and aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity every day for overall health.”

More information: cancerqld.org.au or 13 11 20.

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