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Dear Supporter,

This month we look at ways you can get fit, without spending a fortune on expensive gym memberships and equipment. Check out our 10 simple workouts and work out your body, not your bank balance.

"I'm very thankful that I decided to do the test when I did," bowel cancer survivor Michael tells us how a bowel testing kit transformed his 51st birthday into a more memorable occasion than the big 5-0.

If you've ever helped a loved one quit smoking, you'll know how difficult it can be. Read our tips for providing the encouragement they need to have the best chance of success.

Lastly, new research shows that poor diet is the biggest obstacle in the fight against obesity, with most people not eating enough fresh fruit and vegetables.

We hope you enjoy this issue.
The Cut Your Cancer Risk Team

Two people riding bikesHow to work out on a budget
With luxurious gyms and fancy fitness fads becoming more and more popular, exercise can prove costly. But with a little creativity, you can get fit and stay fit without breaking the bank.

Michael WadeBeating bowel cancer
For Michael, turning 51 was more of a momentous occasion than turning 50. He explains how his 51st marked a beginning and fortuitous end with bowel cancer, and a new outlook on life.

Mother and daughterWhat should I do if someone I love smokes?
At Quit we get calls from family members worried about their loved ones smoking, the impact it has on their health, and how it may influence the kids. We provide some tips on how to help your loved ones through quitting.

Poor dietPoor diet the no.1 obstacle in fighting obesity
Research released in May shows the major risk factor in Australia is now poor diet. Most people do not meet recommended dietary intakes of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Healthy tip
Don't be fooled by the chill: beware the sun's UV rays
Did you know that it's just as important to use sun protection while you're at the snow, as it is at the beach in summer? Follow these SunSmart tips and avoid snowburn when you're on the slopes.
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FAQs
I heard that the Pap test is changing. What do I need to know?
You heard correctly. The National Cervical Screening Program guidelines and recommendations are under review. As part of this process, the Medical Services Advisory Committee has recommended the Federal Government consider new cervical screening guidelines.
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Mythbusting
Can genetically modified produce cause cancer?
There is no proven evidence of a link between genetically modified foods now on the market and cancer risk. Cancer Council recommends eating a variety of nutritious foods and limiting the amount of processed food we eat.
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