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YourNurseNavigator - New Years Resolutions 1/11/2013 8:59:10 AM
   
It's 2013, the start of a new year. If you are someone who makes yearly resolutions, why not make this years resolution to reduce your risk for developing cancer. Did you know that almost 1/3 of all cancers that occur every year can be prevented?  The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has developed recommendations for Cancer Prevention.  I list them below and you may link to the website for more detailed information.
http://www.aicr.org/reduce-your-cancer-risk/ 
  1. Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight.
  2. Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day.
  3. Avoid sugary drinks. Limit consumption of energy-dense foods. (high in carbs and saturated fats-- think donuts and cookies !!)
  4. Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes such as beans.
  5. Limit consumption of red meats (such as beef, pork and lamb) and avoid processed meats.
  6. If consumed at all, limit alcoholic drinks to 2 for men and 1 for women a day.
  7. Limit consumption of salty foods and foods processed with salt (sodium).
  8. Don't use supplements to protect against cancer.
  9. * It is best for mothers to breastfeed exclusively for up to 6 months and then add other liquids and foods.
  10. * After treatment, cancer survivors should follow the recommendations for cancer prevention.

REMEMBER, ANY CHANGE, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, IS A GOOD START.  WHY NOT TRY ONE OF THE ITEMS ON THE LIST TO GET STARTED.  FOR ME,  I AM ELIMINATING MEAT FROM MY DIET 3 DAYS/WEEK. 

Share with us your plan for a Healthy New Year.


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