Did you know that there are several life changes you can make that will significantly reduce your chances of developing cancer? As the New Year starts, we thought we would give you a few New Year’s resolutions that can help you in this endeavor.
- I Quit Smoking!
It’s been long since proven that smoking increases the risk of lung cancer, which is why if you’re a smoker, you need to make a New Year’s resolution that you will quit smoking. Tobacco use is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the world, which is more than enough reason to never consume this harmful substance ever again.
Here is an easy step-by-step plan to help you get started.
- I Will Be More Active in the Next Year!
Less active people have a higher chance of developing cancer at some point in their life. It’s vital to start being more active in the upcoming year.
If you think this will be hard to do, know that this resolution is actually very easy. All you need is around 30 minutes of physical activity every day. You don’t have to go to the gym or anything; a few exercises at home will be more than enough. You can also start to walk more and sit less. If you have a desk job, just take short walking breaks every now and then.
- I Will Eat Healthy from Now On!
Your diet plays a big part in cancer risk as well. As many as one-third of all cancer deaths happen due to a poor diet.
What you need to do is start eating less fatty and processed foods and start eating more vegetables and fruits. There are thousands of delicious meals you can easily make that are entirely healthy. They are just a couple of Google searches away.
- I Will Get Routine Checkups like I’m Supposed to!
A lot of people only go to the doctor when they see feel sick, even though we all know that routine checkups are more than necessary.
Many cancers can be easily treated if they are noticed in time, and the only way to notice them is to get checked by your healthcare provider. That’s why you need to start getting those advised routine checkups. This also includes going to the dentist, as that’s the only way to notice a cancer of the mouth in time.
Plenty of other New Year’s resolutions exist that can help you reduce the risk of cancer. However, these four are, by far, the most important ones. We hope you’ll make them if they apply to you.
More than a thousand men and women diagnosed with cancer each year turn to our trusted team of cancer specialists. We encourage you to call us at 850-610-3743, ask us a question, or consult with us to get a second opinion, so you too can experience the difference.