Information for those supporting patients: Helping them also helps yourself! Lifestyle choices are vital for everyone in helping beat cancer.
“It’s abundantly clear that the incidence of all common cancers is being determined by potentially controllable means. Cancer is in large part a preventable disease.” Willett. W.C (JAMA)
The risk factors.
- Age: The longer we’re exposed to the environment, the more our cells become damaged.
- Overweight: More than 1: 20 cancers in the UK alone are linked to excess weight.
- Sedentary lifestyle: A Study by American Cancer Society found 1/3 of all cancer deaths were linked to a lack of activity and exercise.
Reducing the risks with exercise.
- Age: Exercise lowers the risk of certain cancers by counteracting the damage from the environment.
- Overweight: Helps lower weight and body fat, improves insulin sensitivity, and balances sex hormones: High levels mean high risk.
- Sedentary: Increases bowel transit: Reducing exposure and absorption of carcinogenic substances.
- Prevents: Exercise helps prevent many other major illnesses.
Have a go at our EXERCISE ROUTINE
Experts believe nearly 1:10 cancer cases in the U.K are linked to less healthy diets. Eating a well-balanced diet, HIGH in fibre, fruit and veg, and LOW in processed foods, red meat, and salt, can help reduce the risk of diagnosis and re-occurrence.
Take a look at our FOOD FOR THOUGHT