This month is Junk Free June, an initiative run by the Cancer Society. It’s an opportunity to fund raise for the Cancer Society, while also cutting down on unhealthy habits.

Living junk free is all about making healthier choices for a happier life. Everyone’s junk is different – the goal is to make changes in your diet and lifestyle so you feel healthier and happier when you cut out the junk food. Setting a goal for yourself like Junk Free June can go a long way towards living a healthier life in the long run.

Up to a third of all cancers are preventable through simple lifestyle changes including maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol and being active. Simple changes to your diet can have a big impact on your personal health. Our Wellness Assessments aim to create a targeted approach to having a healthier lifestyle, which includes assessing your dietary choices.

Living junk free is all about enjoying nutritious foods and drinking plenty of water. As a general rule of thumb, eat plenty of vegetables, fruit, grain foods, lean meats and poultry, legumes and beans, milk, yoghurt and cheese or non-dairy alternatives.

It’s important to limit the amount of foods you eat that contain saturated fat, added salt, added sugars and alcohol for overall health and happiness.

If you want to go Junk Free for June and help raise money for the Cancer Society, go to junkfreejune.org.nz and register. If you’d like to learn more about our Wellness Assessments, email enquiries@triex.co.nz.