4 Ways to Fight Back Against Cancer
By: Edwin Bowles, firstname.lastname@example.org
In past days, we heard of two influential icons who passed away unexpectedly, Ken Stabler a legendary quarterback of the 70’s died of colon cancer, and Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of the global Nintendo Corporation died from bile duct cancer. Progress has been made in the last 20 years to aid in treatment; however is that we can play a part in reducing the risk for cancer. Research shows that healthy living can reduce the chance of cancer by a whopping 60%. There are 4 things that we could do in order to minimize the risks of dying of cancer. Each one of these reduce the likelihood of cancer, however done consistently together can provide a powerful wall of protection against cancer and also fight the cancerous cells that may already be active:
Smoking creates an environment in our bodies that damage our cell’s DNA, which causes the cells to eventually become cancerous. Smoking is often very addictive and gives the body a quick feeling of relief; however the risks of smoking far outweigh the benefits of smoking.
We all know we should eat healthy, however what most of us don’t realize is the foods we eat play a huge role in whether or not we will contract chronic diseases such as cancer. Red meat processed and bleached foods, excessive sugar, and fried foods are all leading factors that increase the likelihood of cancer. This is not to say you can never have these things, but these food choices must not be a major percentage of what we eat. Foods that promote a cancer free life are fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and lean meats. Some cancer killing juggernauts are broccoli, all types of berries, tomatoes and spinach. If you are not accustomed to eating these foods, slowly incorporate them in your diet.
Maintain healthy weight
About 7% of cancer cases are linked directly to obesity. The reason of this is that fat cells produce hormones such estrogen, adipokines and insulin that promote the development of cancerous cells.
Studies show that there is a link between moderate or high exercise and the decreased risk of prostate, lung and endometrial cancer. Relax, this does not mean we have to train like Olympians, but moderate exercise consist of at least 30 minutes of physical activity at least 5 days a week or 20 minutes of vigorous exercise for 3 days a week.
With these 4 simple changes, your risk of cancer can greatly decrease. Not only will these changes protect you against cancer, but will also give you a higher quality of life and overall happiness.