Though you could not entirely get away from cancer as there are cases with no clear causes and if it is going to get, it is going to get you, you could at least manage to control some habits so that you could significantly lower your risk of obtaining cancer. Yes, a poor and unhealthy lifestyle would more likely bring you cancer. It is always better safe than sorry. And yes, prevention would always prove to be better than cure.
Preventing cancer would be among the dozens or even hundreds or reasons why you should stop lighting a cigarette and quit smoking. Perhaps preventing cancer could be your main reason. An estimate of almost two hundred thousand deaths due to smoking is predicted by researchers for this year, 2013. The earlier you quit, the higher are the chances that you would leave longer and better. Are you worried about gaining weight once you quit? Here are some ways how to prevent gaining weight after quitting. First, you could try going for an activity or activities that you could run to whenever you feel the urge of lighting up a cigarette again. You may also try to keep busy always. Avoid being idle. Always have a bottle of water with you. Eat healthy snacks. Go for sugarless gums or mints. Get moving.
You also try to start to control your weight. As much as twenty percent of the cancer-related deaths are connected to too much weight of the patients. Yes, it is easier than done. But just because it is difficult does not mean it is impossible. Pay a visit to your trusted healthcare provider and figure out what is the healthy weight for you. Then begin drawing out plans and undertaking efforts to reach and maintain that weight. After all, it is for your own good.
It is also suggested that you protect your skin with a cream or lotion with SPF15 or higher every day, even when it is not summer. You should also opt for articles of clothing that could protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. And yes, skip the tanning salon. Skin cancer is just around the corner. Also, be reminded that the fairer and lighter your skin is, the more you should protect yourself.
Another way to have a healthy lifestyle is watching what you eat. Eat like your life is solely dependent on it because that it true. Ditch the processed foods and go for fresh produce. The more meat and processed foods you eat, the more the chances that you would get cancer.
Start hitting the gym or make taking a walk early in the morning a daily habit. Skip the elevator and use the stairs. Move more. Exercises could cut your risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, and endometrial cancer. For men (which you might want to tell your hubby, boyfriend and male relatives), moving also cuts their risk of prostate cancer.
If you could not prevent cancer, the next best thing would be early detection. Have regular checkups.