• Regular physical activity to fight cancer.

Regular physical activity to fight cancer. (Photo : Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)

Cancer is a very serious health condition and is actually the third most common death cause in men and women in the United States.

While there are medications that can help cure cancer, there are also a few measures that reduce the risk of the disease, as reported by The Star Online. This collection of habits that can lessen the said risk has actually been put together by Dr. Graham Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center's disease-prevention expert at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Missouri.

Like Us on Facebook

Weight Maintenance

Achieving a healthy weight is tough, especially for people who are facing weight problems like obesity. In the United States alone, more than one-third of adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But there are preventative ways that work. Regular physical activity, diet-rich fruits, and healthy eating are just some of the easy steps to follow in achieving this goal.

Sun Protection

Too much sun exposure can cause skin cancer, and damage can start early in life; hence, children are more at risk. Being well-informed about preventative measures is a must, indeed. One simple way to protect oneself is to steer clear from the harmful rays of the sun between 10am to 4pm. The use of sun lamps or tanning booths is also not good for the skin; use self-tanning creams instead.

Do Not Smoke

Smoking is actually the most preventable cause of cancer, according to researchers. It also accounts to a number of cancer cases and deaths in the world. It may be hard to quit smoking, but it is not impossible at all. Speak to a medical professional for help. You can also join a quit-smoking programme in your area. By giving up smoking in time, cancer can be drastically prevented.

Healthy Diet

Eating fruits, whole grains, and vegetables is the best way to achieve a healthier diet. It is also crucial to cut back on saturated and trans fats and choose healthy fats instead.

By incorporating these tips and changes in your habits, you have a higher success rate in warding off the risk of cancer.