We’re proud to be supporting Sugar Free September for the 2021 challenge! Going sugar free for 30 days is a challenge, but living with Muscular Dystrophy is much harder!
Join Sugar Free September to improve your health and raise funds and awareness to empower kids and adults with MD to live their best lives. Learn more about the challenge and sign up here: www.sugarfreeseptember.org.au #SugarFreeForMD
About Sugar Free September: Sugar Free September challenges Aussies to give up added and refined sugar for the month of September to raise funds and awareness for kids, adults and families impacted by muscular dystrophy, a rare muscle wasting disease with no cure. The challenge also promotes healthy food and lifestyle choices and aims to empower all Aussies to live longer, happier lives.
When: 1 - 30 September
How: Sign up > make a team > fundraise > give up added & refined sugar during September
Why: Give sweet opportunities to kids and adults living with the daily challenges of progressive muscle wasting conditions like Muscular Dystrophy
Support: Tips, inspiration and guidance from the Sugar Free September team, expert health advice from Nutrition Australia, free fitness program from Peaches Pilates, meal kits from Able Foods and prizes from amazing Australian food brands and local businesses.
The truth about sugar:
The Australian health survey tells us that we consume 22kg of free sugars each year, which equates to around 14 teaspoons of sugar each day. Most of us are unaware of how much "hidden" sugar we are actually consuming on a daily basis.
Too much sugar can have real impacts on our bodies, including lower energy, mood swings, interrupted sleep, inflamed skin, dental decay and increased heart disease risk.
By drawing our attention to our sugar intake, Sugar Free September's goal is to educate and inspire everyone to make healthier food choices that last all year long.
The benefits of taking on the challenge:
Help Others - Feel great empowering kids and adults with MD.
More Energy - Ditch sugar crashes for energy all day long.
Better Sleep - Fall asleep easier and snooze right through the night.
Learn About Nutrition - Get clued up with our expert advice, recipes, tips and guides.
Clearer Skin - Reduce breakouts and inflammation for more youthful skin.
Create Good Habits - Learn how to swap hidden sugars for whole foods at every meal.
Happier Teeth - Stop build up and decay to save money at the dentist.
Safer Heart - Lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.