oncologists say that nearly half of cancers diagnosed worldwide each year are
caused by avoidable lifestyle choices. Still, most people do not realize that
some things they do in their life can increase their risk of developing cancer.
The experts say
that there are some simple things which you can do to prevent
and stay away from the diseases.
experts, one must maintain a healthy weight to reduce the risk of cancer
Being overweight can increase your risk of developing cancer. If you are
concerned about your weight, take the help of an expert doctor to find your healthy
. You can also use Medindia weight calculators
for men, women
that a balanced diet is really important to stay away from cancer. One should
eat at least five portions of fruits and
each day and try to consume fresh produce rather than
that too much alcohol increases your risk of several cancers. Also, researches
prove that drinking two or more sodas a week almost doubles your risk for pancreatic
. So, reduce the intake of alcoholic
beverages and sodas and
find some healthy drinking alternatives.
For a healthy
drink, you can blend 1/4 cup apple
with 1 cup each raspberries
and peaches, plus 6
oz nonfat vanilla
Drinks like this will help prevent the disease by increasing your fruit intake.
Smoking is an
important risk factor for a wide range of cancers as well as being a direct
cause of nine out of ten cases of lung
. So quit
people to stay safe in the sun. Most cases of skin cancer are caused by damage
from UV (ultraviolet
) rays in sunlight.
Taking care to cover up in the sun and not using sun beds can help you to cut
your risk of developing skin
. Wear your sunscreen every day to help prevent skin cancer,
even if you are working inside. Keep your sunscreen where you can see it and
make wearing sunscreen a part of your daily routine.
decreases the risk for
several types of cancer, including breast and
. So, sweat at least twice a week and try to run 3 to 4 miles
twice a week.
research has shown that sitting for a long time increases the risk of cancer.
"Your risk of dying prematurely from certain types of cancer and other diseases
is 34 percent higher if you sit more than six hours a day," the recent study
suggest a link between stress
tumor progression. So tackle your stress well. Healthy habits like gardening
can give you chance to think, connect with nature and reduce stress.
solvents used in dry cleaning contain chemicals that have been associated with
breast cancer. So, avoid dry cleaning, and choose "wet cleaning,"
which is safer and involves a gentle machine washing, pressing and reshaping.