As the month of September approaches, it’s worthwhile to take a look at some leading healthy lifestyle choices that can help avoid all types of cancer. Despite how random it may sometimes seem, we have more control over our health than some would think. Research has shown that a significant percentage of cancer cases are linked to cigarettes, excessive alcohol consumption, lack of exercise, and unhealthy diets (The Anti-Cancer Diet).
Here are a few healthy choices you can make to reduce your cancer risks:
Eat your fruits and vegetables. Studies show that those who eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day have roughly half the likelihood of cancer than those who do not.
Stay in shape. Being overweight increases the risk of various types of cancer. Excess body fat leads to increased production of certain hormones that have been linked to the emergence of some cancer.
Avoid animal fats and charred foods. High animal fat-containing foods have been linked to increased risks for prostate cancer. Charred and pan fried foods in general contain heterocylic amines, which have also been linked to prostate cancer.
Skip the processed food. Processed food are often pre-cooked, combined with other things, or stripped of their nutrients. Generally speaking, the less processed food is the better. Meats should be one third (or less) of what you’re eating each meal, ideally.
Where: Lake Eola Park, Orlando FL
When: August 4
The Surfrider Foundation is hosting a great event to promote cleanliness around Lake Eola in Orlando, Florida. August 4 at Lake Eola Park participants will gather around the lake, holding hands around the perimeter. The lake is about a mile around, so invite your friends!
The foundation asks that any who attend wear a black shirt or tank top. This will not only make everyone look unified, but is symbolic of taking a stance against our dependence on oil and fossil fuels. It will be hot, so bring plenty of water in your own reusable container.
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