National Cancer Prevention Month
February serves more purposes than just being the month of love but it is also known as National Cancer Prevention Month. Medical science and knowledge about our bodies has greatly increased over the years and has taught us many simple ways to prevent the disease. here are five of the most helpful everyday tips that can help to reduce your chances of being diagnosed with cancer and help you lead a healthier life.
1. Stand up!
Exercise is always good for you, but there is more than one way to stay active. Standing more often than you sit, or at the very least getting a good stretch every hour, keeps you away from being sedentary. If you have an office job, a standing desk is a great way to keep your body stretched and ready. Standing gets the blood flowing, keeps your legs feeling young and even burning calories.
2. Let’s take a walk.
Walking every day is always a great activity to slide into a busy schedule. A mere fifteen to thirty minutes outside or on a treadmill is all it takes to help your body thriving. This is especially viable if you can’t get outside much due to what you do for a living. Your body will definitely thank you in the long run if you take the time in the early morning or late at night.
Everyone’s body needs sunlight more than you may believe. Sunlight is the largest source of vitamin D for our bodies. Preventing your body from obtaining this vitamin can be very harmful, but don’t overdo it in the sun. An overabundance of sunlight is known to lead to skin cancer, so only a few minutes every day is all that you need.
4. Don’t Tan!
Too much sunlight has been linked to skin cancer and this also applies to tanning beds. Spray-on tans are also dangerous if the substance enters through the mouth, eyes, and nose. The best way to get that sun-kissed glow may be to apply a small healthy dose of sunlight.
5. Water, Water, Water
Plenty of water is good for the body regardless. Drinking enough water flushes the toxins out of your system before they have a chance to settle. Filtered water is cleaner and safer than your average bottle of water or unfiltered tap water. Contaminants from your faucet and from the plastic in the bottle become part of the water you will drink. Glass and stainless steel are the safest containers that will prevent chemicals from entering your drinking water.
We dedicate this blog to all cancer patients, families and survivors. YOU CAN BEAT THIS!
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