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Posted on: 05-02-15
Best ways to reduce your cancer risk

Most cancers are preventable through many preventive measures that could be taken such as lifestyle changes, early detection and treatment etc. Various lifestyle changes includes - a healthy diet, exercise, good sleep, avoiding tobacco products, etc. No matter how small the lifestyle changes are, it can very well create a huge difference in your life. Below are certain tips that will help you steer clear of cancer:

1. Eat healthy diet: Food that you consume has a great impact on your overall well being. The risk of cancerous cell development can be reduced by eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Try to have a control on animal food sources that has high amount of fats in store.

2. Avoid tobacco and alcohol intake: Tobacco in any form is injurious and harmful. While smoking and drinking has been linked to cancer of the lungs, bladder, cervix and kidneys, chewing tobacco causes oral and pancreatic cancer.

3. Exercise: Being physically fit and active for half an hour daily can decrease your cancer risk. By following a regular work out pattern, you could very well lower the risk of getting certain cancer forms such as breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate and kidney cancer.

4. Sun protection: Always use a broad sunscreen that has an SPF of 15 or more than that when you step out in scorching hot sun. Sunscreen alone is not enough to prevent skin cancer but can also be avoided by following some most preventable methods such as avoiding mid-day sun, avoiding tanning beds, covering exposed areas with clothes and also by examining your skin every month.

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