lucan sarsfields gaa club
World Cancer Day
February 03, 2021
Lucan Sarsfields Healthy Club are pleased to link in again with the Marie Keating Foundation. We previously raised money for the charity through our last "Ladies Night" and the "Mens Moustaches and Music" night. Details of a free webinar tomorrow are included below "Food for Thought: Eating to Reduce Cancer Risk"
Tomorrow is World Cancer Day, an internationally celebrated day designed to raise awareness for all of the different cancer types affecting people in Ireland and around the world, while also giving strength and a sense of community to those currently on a cancer journey.
This year’s theme is “I Am and I Will” and focuses on the individual power we all have to help reduce our risk of cancer, and stay healthy now, and well into the future.
This year, we are working together in conjunction with the Irish Cancer Prevention Network and the National Cancer Control Programme, with our partners, Breakthrough Cancer Research and the Irish Cancer Society to ask you to think about the foods you consume, and how they can make a difference to your risk of developing cancer in the future. A free public webinar on “Food for thought: Eating to Reduce Cancer Risk” takes place tomorrow at 1 pm. To register simply log on here.
With the idea of “eating for health” in mind, we are asking everyone to consider the changes we can make to our daily diet, and think about the new foods we can incorporate into our everyday menu, to keep our bodies healthy and reduce our risk of cancer in the future.
Our research shows that since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, people are moving less, eating more sugary and unhealthy snacks and general gaining body weight. This is a worrying statistic as a poor diet and being overweight can drastically increase your risk of some of Ireland’s most common cancers such as breast cancer and bowel cancer. But the good news is, you can start today and reduce your risk through some simple lifestyle changes.
Our Your Health, Your Choice programme gives you the tools to make that conscious decision when selecting your foods for the week, and help you to understand the impact an unhealthy diet can have on your body.
The diet section of our microsite goes through things like:
- Healthy diet essentials,
- Proper portion sizes,
- As well as a FAQ’s with dietician Aveen Bannon to help get your healthy meal plan started
Make the change today. Seek help and support to sustain them. Look forward to the new healthier you.