Not all cancers can be prevented. But there are things that we can do (or in some cases, not do) to protect ourselves from developing disease. Help spread the word about these preventative measures during National Cancer Prevention Month this February.
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, the three general guidelines for cancer prevention are:
1. Eat more plant foods and less red meat.
2. Get active every day for at least 30 minutes.
3. Try to stay at a healthy weight.
Following these rules will not only help protect you from cancer, but may also help prevent other conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Furthermore, if more people cleaned up their lifestyles, reports Reuters, “Forty percent of the 12 million people diagnosed with cancer worldwide each year could avert the killer disease.”
This February, take action by distributing National Cancer Prevention Month giveaways. You can hand them out throughout your community, at the office and even in classrooms. Remember, education is key to beating this awful disease.