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Your Good Will
Will Make a Difference
A gift in your Will or via a Family Trust, no matter how large or
small will be used within your community to make a valuable
and lasting contribution towards the fght against cancer.
The Cancer Society provides supportive care and health
promotion resources free-of-charge and funds cancer
research. The Society receives no funding from government.
Updating or making a Will is a simple process and we would like
to offer you a free Will information pack
Phone the Cancer Society on (03) 218 4108 Invercargill,
(03) 477 7447 Dunedin. Email: email@example.com
Cancer Society NZ, Otago and Southland Division Inc
149 Spey Street, PO Box 955, Invercargill
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Shop until you drop
Get started on a more active lifestyle
The smart message: It's great to be SunSmart while being active outdoors
Why Be Active?
"A healthy lifestyle including being
physically active can reduce your risk of
some cancers," says Diana Power and Sarah
Chisnall, Health Promotion Coordinators
for the Cancer Society. "Physical activity
can also help with the management of
high blood pressure and regulate blood
sugar and cholesterol levels. Best of all it
makes you feel better by giving you more
energy and vitality." Slowly build up to 30
minutes of activity on most days of the
week and you'll reap the rewards of a
Activities most suited to getting started are
walking and swimming. If you've been
inactive for a while, getting started may be
a bit uncomfortable. Start slowly and listen
to your body. Slowly increase the amount
of time you are active each day and how
much effort you make. Most of the
discomfort will pass as you get used to
being more active. If you have any pre-
existing medical conditions talk to your
doctor or practice nurse before you start.
Make yourself an activity diary. Write down what
you did and for how long every day and you will
be able to see your progress.
If you are going outdoors between 10am and
4pm during daylight saving months wear a hat
with a brim (not a cap) and sunglasses. You may
also want to use sunscreen if you burn easily.
During summer when it's hot, try to be active
early in the morning or later in the afternoon
when it's cooler. Try swimming, aqua-jogging or
water aerobics as a cooler option.
Take a bottle of water to make sure you remain
To begin with you may find your muscles will get
stiff and sore. This will pass more quickly if you
continue to be active. Start gently and keep
Barrier creams will reduce chafing between the
thighs or between folds of skin. Curash powder
on skin folds is also useful. Stretch Lycra shorts
can also help -- wear them under your pants,
shorts or skirt.
Clothing and Shoes
You don't need any special clothes
to be active - just ones that you are
comfortable in. For walking wear
flat, comfortable shoes with a
good pair of socks to prevent
Clothes with reflective patches are
good for after dark.
How to Be Active
Being active doesn't mean you
have to take up running! You can
build a lot of activity into your daily
Walk to the shops rather than
Go for a lunch time walk with a
friend or a workmate. Start slowly
and increase how long you walk
Go swimming. Gradually increase
the number of widths or lengths
you can do.
Park the car further away from
where you are going and walk.
Do some gardening or mow the
Play with your children or
grandchildren in the park.
Wash your car by hand.
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