02
Sep
2016

Spring Has Sprung

Bowel Cancer Australia

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Spring Has Sprung!
 
For many Australians September can be like the “other January” – offering a second chance to re-instate or re-think those well intended, health-related New Year’s resolutions in the lead up to summer.
 
To help you achieve your personal nutrition and lifestyle goals, check out the Bowel Cancer Australia Nutrition + Lifestyle Challenge. The step-by-step online program is loaded with fitness tips, real-time tracking and support, which could provide the motivation you need to get your healthy living goals back on track.
 
If you just can’t seem to shake off the winter and are looking for a way to add some spring to your step, why not have some friends or family over for a Be Well Brunch (OR a Be Well work breakfast) in support of Bowel Cancer Australia and Be Well Week?
 
Designed to get women thinking about ways they can be bowel cancer aware and prioritise their health and wellbeing, September 5th – 11th, 2016 marks our second annual Be Well Week.
 
Many people think of bowel cancer as an old man’s disease, but bowel cancer claims the lives of over 1,800 wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, nieces and girlfriends in Australia every year. In fact, it is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian women.
 
Fortunately, bowel cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable if detected early.
 
So this September, Be Bowel Cancer Aware and find out what you ‘need to know’ about bowel cancer prevention, risk factors and symptoms.
 
Be Social by connecting with Bowel Cancer Australia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and help spread the word by sharing, re-posting and tweeting #BeWellWeek
 
If you have had or are living with bowel cancer we’d love to hear your top wellness tips this Be Well Week. Send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any advice on what you found helped you to “Feel Well” and “Be Well” during treatment and recovery, to share with others impacted the disease.
 
And be sure to get some exercise in before your Be Well Week event, so that they have a great appetite to sample your delicious fare!

Recipes to help you Be Well
 
To get your mouth watering and your menu started why not try out the below healthy and delicious entertaining favourites?
 
Sumptuous smoothies
Bursting with delicious nutrients, serve in small iced glasses – add a sprinkle of chopped fresh fruit for decoration on top.
 
Breakfast frittata
Try this mouth-watering breakfast/brunch recipe that is amazing for quelling even the most voracious post work out – or gentle walk.
Serve with oven warmed crunchy crust bread.
 
Burritos on the go
Add some tomato to enhance the taste and colour sensation.
 
For more delicious Be Well Week recipe ideas, visit our website here. To get involved and sign up go to bewellweek.org.
 
You might also want to check out some of the tasty recipes that were contributed from chefs and foodies around the world for last month’s Meat Free Week here. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated this year! We hope you discovered some tasty new ways to include more plant-based foods into your diet!

For bowel cancer patients and their loved ones who are finding it difficult to navigate nutritional requirements during treatment or recovery, you can also email me for individual advice. Alternatively you can call our Helpline on 1800 555 494 to talk with me or one of our Bowel Care Nurses - we're here to help!
 
Kind regards
Teresa Mitchell-Paterson
Bowel Care Nutritionist
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