Celebrating Life This Saturday at parkrun
This Saturday will be a great parkrun and you will want to come early to partake in the sprayathon and activities! As we are promoting Cancer awareness with the team from CANSA.
The team from CANSA will host a Sprayathon station to spray the runners heads in different colours as well as fun stencil shapes (all for FREE!) can be done before or after. Don’t stress it washes out after a day.
CANSA will be there earlier with their gazebo and feather banners, bookmarks and badges and spray goodies etc.
They Will also bring along 250 of the badges plus 250 bookmarks that have cancer warning signs on them – that way educating all those there and they have a little giveaway.
Some great info in the article below we should all know.
Come take a Shoefie with Adidas and #boostyourrun, Adidas will also let you test out a new pair of their shoes for the parkrun so you can see them in action with a full run and swap them back for your shoes once your done.
We have also ordered cupcakes and we will have coffee available after the run. Lots of fun and excitement!!
Body Reinventions will also be there
- It is made of imported medical grade material and are guaranteed.
- You do not need a prosthetic bra but any full cup bra of your choice because of our patent clip.
- You can do any activity with the confidence to move freely.
- Natural secure support
- Just clip it on and look great no matter what you wear or what you do.
- It is medical aid apply approved
Leading a Balanced Lifestyle – The Key to Healthy Living
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) kicks off its Balanced Lifestyle campaign, in March running to end April 2015. The purpose is to provide key information to proactively lead a balanced lifestyle, to reduce the cancer risk.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer control objectives are best achieved through a multi-faceted approach for reducing the risk for cancer. An expert international report recommended that food, nutrition, physical activity and body composition modify the risk of cancer.
Elize Joubert, CANSA’s CEO explains, “Diet and leading a balanced lifestyle plays a very significant role in reducing the risk of cancer, and CANSA is setting out to educate and empower South Africans with tips to make all of the difference.”
There are five ‘key behaviours’ for health promotion for a balanced lifestyle and reducing the risk of cancer:
1: Eat Smart
- Eat at least five portions of fruit (in season) and vegetables daily.
- Restrict salt as well as sugar and sugar-containing foods and drinks. A new WHO guideline recommends that adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake.
- Make starchy foods that are high in roughage and whole-grains the basis of most meals.
- Eat dairy products and animal protein in moderation.
- Restrict animal and saturated fats.
- Drink plenty safe, clean water.
- Limit intake of processed and refined foods.
2: Be Physically Active and Maintain a Healthy Weight
In South Africa there is an alarming increase in the amount of overweight and obese individuals, with more than 29% of men and 56% of women classified as being overweight or obese. Classified as a chronic disease, obesity is associated with an increased risk for cancers. Obesity in women is related with cancers of the reproductive system while in men, obesity is linked to cancer of the rectum, colon and prostate. Research also shows that obesity is linked to cancer of the colon, kidney as well as other non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and hypertension.
- Adults: engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity, above usual activities, on five or more days of the week.
- Children and adolescents: engage in at least 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous physical activity at least five days per week.
- Avoid Carcinogens (cancer- causing agents)
All tobacco products are harmful to health, CANSA assists and encourages quitting tobacco
use via its online CANSA eKick Butt programme.
- Limit or avoid alcohol – may lead to head and neck cancers, oesophagus, colon, liver and hormonal cancers.
- Stay safe in the sun, excessive ultraviolet exposure may cause skin cancer. Avoid the use of sunbeds and self- tanning products that contain melanotan.
- Look out for the CANSA Smart Choice and CANSA SunSmart products.
- Be Pro-Active and Take Control to Reduce Cancer Risk
- Know your family history and risks.
- Know your body to recognise changes, seek professional medical consultation if symptoms persist.
- Do regular self- examination for breast, testicular and skin cancers.
- Have regular check-ups and screening tests for cancer.
- Vaccinate with hepatitis B and human papilloma virus vaccines to reduce the risk of liver and cervical cancer.
To find out if you are at risk of developing cancer, take this quick survey that CANSA has developed to assess your possible risk. Assess your risk. More tips on how to live a balanced lifestyle can be found in CANSA’s Life is Beautiful book or visit the CANSA website www.cansa.org.za.
- Keep Food Safe
Unsafe food can lead to a range of health problems: diarrhoea, viral disease, reproductive and developmental problem and cancers. So food safety is essential for food security.
- Always wash your hands and sanitise surfaces when handling food.
- Separate raw and cooked foods when storing in the refrigerator.
- Keep food at a safe temperature.
- Use safe water and always check expiry dates on bottled water.
- Reheat cooked food thoroughly.
- Cook food well, especially seafood and chicken.
(For more information, please contact Lucy Balona, Head: Marketing and Communication at CANSA at email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 011 616 7662 or cell: 082 459 5230. You can visit www.cansa.org.za or call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 or email: email@example.com.)
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer. As a leading role-player in cancer research, the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign our health programmes as well as strengthen our watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public. CANSA offers health awareness cancer screening and education campaigns, 30 CANSA Care Centres that offer a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer, offer stoma and other clinical support and organisational management, medical equipment hire as well as a toll-free line to offer information and support. We also supply patient care and support in the form of 12 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients plus one hospitium based in Polokwane, as well as CANSA-TLC lodging and support for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment. Read more about how CANSA fights cancer in your community: Visit www.cansa.org.za or contact CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow CANSA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.