- Color your diet! Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is an important factor in reducing cancer risk and incorporating a variety of fruits and vegetables into your diet can help achieve this goal. Including an assortment of colors in your diet, such as red beets, orange carrots, yellow bananas, green kale and purple grapes is an easy way to make sure you are eating an assortment of vitamins and nutrients, which will help maintain your weight and overall health.
- Avoid alcohol/tobacco. Tobacco usage is one of the biggest risk factors and causes 20 percent of global cancer deaths. We highly recommend avoiding smoking for optimal heart health, brain health and overall well-being. Alcohol has also been shown to increase cancer risk and should be avoided or limited 2 drinks per day for men and 1 drink per day for women.
- Get active! Engaging in physical activity not only helps with maintaining a healthy weight but also reduces cancer risk. Almost a third of adults are not exercising enough worldwide, so we recommend a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Exercise does not have to be strenuous to protect your health but should be consistent!
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