Nature’s Healthy Tips: 7 Lifestyle Changes to Help Prevent Cancer

Explore a series of our favourite ways to help prevent cancer – as recommended by our nutrition team!

It is estimated that 2 out of every 5 Canadians will be diagnosed with some form of Cancer in their lifetime.

While a cure for Cancer has not ben found, there are changes that YOU can make to your lifestlye to lower your risk of developing Cancer.

Your 7 Lifestyle Changes to Help Prevent Cancer are:

  1. Exercise each day. Take a walk or bounce for a few seconds on a re-bounder. These are both low-impact exercises that provide physical  health benefits.  Increase frequency as your health permits with physician authorization.
  2. Watch the Waistline:  Excess weight increases the risk of several cancers such as breast, colorectal, prostate and esophageal cancer. Waist measurement should be under 40″ for men and under 35″ for women.
  3. Sleep: It is important to ensure that you get good and sound rest each night.  Retire between 9 – 11pm and awaken 6 – 8 hours later.
  4. Stress:  Find ways to remove destructive emotional stress.  Use prayer, meditation, yoga, laughter and kindness to others.
  5. Add Supplements: the general population has suboptimal intake of vitamins and minerals. Find out which vitamins and supplements you may need by consulting your physician.
  6. Spend more time outdoors: Get outside for a walk, appreciate everything that nature has to offer such as green grass, flowers, and birds. Sit under a tree and listen to the sounds around you. Plant a garden and get your hands dirty.  Reconnect with nature.
  7. Gratitude: Get in the habit of journaling 5 things you are grateful for each day. This exercise gets you thinking in a different mindset and helps you become aware of all the small gifts in your life.

And remember…

If you’ve got a great way of reducing your risk of developing cancer, please share it in the comments down below!