We know that there is a lot we can control when it comes to making anti-cancer lifestyle choices. We can be disciplined, go with the flow, or throw caution to the wind. There are benefits to all three approaches, but when you have some of all three, you've got a winning combination. You have to have the same approach to keeping your cancer risk low. Cancer has physical, genetic, and environmental causes - there is no silver bullet that can eliminate all your risk factors in one fell swoop. But, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research, by focusing on the three key elements of weight, activity and diet, you have a winning anti-cancer combination! Here are some easy ways to get started:
Activity - Be active in any way for 30 minutes or more every day; Find out if you're active enough by taking this quiz.
Weight - Aim to be a healthy weight throughout your life; Find your target weight here.
Diet - Choose mostly plant based foods, limit red meat, and avoid processed meat; Find some anti-cancer foods here.