The bad news is that there is no cure for cancer. There’s treatment that can put a person in remission for a while, or forever, but there is no cure. The good news is that there are ways you can lower your chances of getting cancer by making simple lifestyle changes (which do not include drinking more wine and getting less exercise…too bad). These lifestyle changes make your body and your mind healthier, which make you less likely to be diagnosed with cancer. Here are a few simple ways to make your life a little longer and a lot healthier.
Get More Sleep
Studies prove that people who sleep less than six hours per night are as much as 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with certain types of cancer. Lower your chances with a good night’s sleep. Try for at least eight hours of good, solid sleep each night to make your chances of cancer smaller.
Take the Scenic Route
Your body is more exposed to pollutants when you run or jog near intersections, and these pollutants are bad for your health. Try running on a side street or taking a nature route through the park.
Break Out the Fine China
No, it’s not fun to load the dishwasher or wash a bunch of plates by hand, but it is good for your health. BPA is a substance that is linked to cancer, and it is found in many plastic food containers. When heated, the BPA gets into your food and makes your chances of cancer much higher. Use the real plates and then wash the dishes; trust me, it’s worth it.
Sitting down lowers your insulin resistance and lowers your metabolism, which are both linked to cancer. Get up every half hour to one hour to get your body moving and lower your chances of getting cancer.