We all know somebody that has been diagnosed with cancer – this is because it is so common. Cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in Australia. It is estimated in 2016, 130 000 people will be diagnosed with cancer and 47000 people will die from it. However, you don’t have to be a cancer ‘victim’ – there are steps you can take to help reduce your likelihood of developing this deadly disease. This week, we will examine these simple measures so you can increase your chance of having a ‘cancer-free’ life.
Recently a Harvard University study concluded that as much as 40 per cent of cancer diagnoses and half of all cancer related deaths can be prevented through changes to lifestyle. These changes involve: not smoking; no or moderate drinking of alcohol (one drink a day for women or less; two drinks a day for men or less); maintaining a healthy body weight (a BMI between 18.5 and 27) and moderate aerobic exercise for 30 minutes, five days a week, or high intensity exercise for 15 minutes, five days a week. These four factors were based on the health outcomes of more than 135,000 men and women, aged between 30 and 75.
Their findings really show that many cancers are caused by poor lifestyle choices and can be prevented by making healthy modifications. The hard reality is that when it comes to cancer, prevention is better than a cure. And while smoking cigarettes is the largest preventable cause of cancer, cleaning up your diet by simply adding more fresh fruit and vegetables can have a surprising impact too. It is estimated that in Australia, 7000 new cancer cases diagnosed over a one-year period can be attributed to low fruit and vegetable intake, low fibre intake and eating too much red meat.
The Natural Way knows that the only way to successful long term weight loss and good health is eating food nature provided us. We are focused on teaching you how to make the healthiest, most natural food choices and we help to bring your body back into balance with our exclusive, all-natural formulations. So if you want your best chance at a long and healthy life, you need to call your closest clinic today on 1300SLIMMER (1300 754 663) and make a FREE appointment to find out more.
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