What You Should Be Doing to Prevent Cancer

As the cliché goes, prevention is better than cure. This simple tip is applicable to prevent cancer, one of the deadliest illnesses in this age. Taking medications or seeing the doctor entails expenses one should practically avoid.

By striving to follow these healthy behaviors, you will definitely reduce the chances of contracting cancer and other diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and many more. After all, cancer experts in the UK estimate that more than four in ten cancer cases could be prevented by changes in lifestyle.

Watch Your Diet

Concentrate on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and eat red meat to a minimum level. It’s also important to avoid bad fats (saturated and trans fats), cholesterol, refined carbs, and sugars, and select healthy fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats) more often. Also, buy good cooking oils, and take a multivitamin with folate every day, if possible.

Take Control of Your Weight

Keeping your weight in check is often not easy as you think, but there are a few doable tips that can help. So if you’re overweight, aim first on not gaining any more weight. This can better your health, and when you’re prepared, decide to lose some extra pounds for an even healthier you. And learn more about body mass index (BMI), a mathematical formula that considers a person’s height and weight in determining obesity.

Engage in Physical Exercise

You don’t need to go to the gym to be able to do this. Experts say it’s the frequency, intensity, and time that matter. While it can be difficult to find the time, especially if you’re busy, get to schedule at least thirty minutes of physical activity every day. This need not be consecutive. The more exercise you engage in, the better.

Stop Smoking

Quitting smoking may be a tough thing to do by many, but statistics shows that more than one thousand Americans end smoking for good every day. Yes, it may be hard, but it’s not impossible. The best thing you can do for your health is to stop smoking. A recent study concluded that smokers lose at least ten years of life expectancy compared with nonsmokers.

Drink Moderately, If at All

Though moderate drinking is good for the heart, it can also increase cancer risk. If you don’t see any reason to drink, don’t do it. If you already drink, for instance, less than one drink a day for women or less than two drinks a day for men, there may be no cause to stop. People who drink excessively, however, should lessen their alcohol intake.

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2 responses to “What You Should Be Doing to Prevent Cancer

  1. I am so happy that I found this work by Dr. Migdalia Arnan. I just purchased Dr. Arnan compelling book on the Cancer Pathogenesis.

    Concise, it provides the most practical approach to understanding cancer from sound biological principles and from a cytopathhology perspective .

    She provide a cellular foundation for cancer researchers that can lead to an immediate cure if they appreciate the role viruses and a weaken immune system play in navigating cancer through the mitochondria.

    One important factor is that Dr, Arnan is a certified Pathologist. Why is there not an Institute of Pathology in the the National Institure of Health? Pathologists can play a crucial role to the National Institute of Health in understanding cancer and other chronic diseases.

    Dr.Arnan should receive several Nobel Prizes for her work.

    Retha Horne, Cytologist, e-author

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