Cancer isn’t something that you just sit and think about, especially when you’re young. You generally see it start to pop up after the age of 50 or so. It’s just a fact of life that we have to deal with, but you’re not completely helpless. While you’re young you form lifestyle habits that can dictate an increased or decreased risk of getting certain cancers. I wanted to write this article to share with you 5 ways to shield yourself from cancers.
1 – Move Your You Know What!!
This is as simple as I can put it: The more you move the better!
Your body was designed to move. Humans are the most efficient long distance runners on the planet compared to every single other creature. Sitting around is just irresponsible.
It doens’t matter if it’s jumping, running, hoola-hooping, or doing amateur karate in your basement while smashing watermelons…..as long as your active.
The bottom line is, sitting is your worst enemy. Studies show that sitting for long periods at work, home, or the car significantly increases cancer risk….even if you exercise.
2 – Eat More Fish
Red meat with high saturated fat content will easily heighten your chances of cancer. Studies also show that having it cooked well done may release a carcinogenic compound in the meat.
If you ever have a choice between the two, always opt for fish with the high levels of omega fatty acids and high antioxidant contents. Look at red meats as a treat rather than a regular thing.
3 – Unlimited Veggies
As long as you’re eating vegetables, you can literally eat as much as your heart desires. Be completely reckless with it.
Vegetables are extremely high in fiber, antioxidants and vitamins. Basically every good thing that will limit your cancer risk.
4 – Sun Screen
The sun is your friend for about the first 15 minutes that it’s beating down on you because it helps you produce vitamin D. After that, it can be your worst enemy.
Use a “broad spectrum” sunscreen to block UVA and UVB rays. It not only protects you from cancer, but it can also keep you looking younger.
Don’t forget to rock a pair of shades too. Your eyes can damaged just like your skin.
5 – Get Checked Out
The most important thing you can do to protect yourself from cancer is to be aware of changes in your body that might be malicious.
Especially when you get into your 40’s and 50’s it’s really important for women to have mammograms and men routinely need prostate exams.
Relying on a doctor isn’t enough. You also need to know how to check your own body for possible health issues. These regular health checkups for men might catch a cancer in it’s early stages, which could quite possible save your life. Women need to do regular checks as well, but the protocol is slightly different.
No matter what age you are it’s important to use these 5 ways to shield yourself from cancer. I hope you liked the article and take a few seconds to share it on facebook. You’ll probably also like to Learn To Fight The Flue With Nature’s Secret Weapon, Vitamin D.