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Westender - Friday 16 September 2011

Anna Walks To Work

Premier of Queensland and local member Anna Bligh takes part in National Walk to Work day
"The whole of the 20th century has always put the car at the centre. So by putting the pedestrian first, you create these liveable places I think, with more attraction and interest and character ... liveability."
Prince Charles

Now in its 13th year, the Cancer Council National Walk to Work Day, held on Friday 16 September 2011, is an annual event which helps employers and employees to build regular walking into their daily routine.

Research has shown that people who walk before and during work are generally healthier, more productive and creative and less likely to be absent or on sick-leave.  Regular walking can also help to relieve feelings of depression or anxiety. And it improves our environment by reducing car dependency.

Across the country, thousands of Australians took part, doing their bit for a healthier society.

About the Cancer Council of Australia

The Cancer Council of Australia is the trusted voice on all cancers for all people, investing funds to find the answers, dispel the myths and guide communities on what they can do to prevent, treat and manage cancer. Sadly, cancer remains one of Australia’s biggest health problems and is expected to claim over 40,000 Australians in 2011. An estimated 114,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Australia in 2010. And 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.

For more info, visit http://www.walk.com.au/wtw/page.asp?PageID=207
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