Friday, March 11, 2016

Cancer Prevention - How YOU can help yourself.

I normally don't post serious topics in this blog but I will make the exception for one so important that needs exposure.  Cancer is a subject that touches all of our lives. With the busyness of everyday life, it is sometimes hard to keep personal health a priority. The reality is that there are so many things you can do in order to live a healthier lifestyle, which can later help prevent cancer for you, your family, and your loved ones. The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness center works to spread the word about the rare but preventable cancer mesothelioma This cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos, a toxin that is still around to this day because it has not yet been banned in the United States or Canada. They’ve compiled a checklist of preventative measures you can take that can help you bring your personal health at the forefront. 

    There are so many things you can do to help live a preventative lifestyle. For example, exercising for 30 or more minutes a day, getting up and taking a walk instead of sitting all day at work to get your blood flowing, avoiding secondhand smoke, routinely seeing your doctor for yearly appointments, all of these things can make a huge difference. Many people think that developing certain cancers and diseases comes down to your genes, or bad luck, but your risk of developing these cancers are also determined by factors that you have control over. Eating a healthy balanced diet, cutting down on alcohol consumption, and protecting yourself when you’re outside in the sun by using sunscreen can help you beat the odds as well.

    With cancer being one of the lead causes of death, why wouldn’t you want to live a healthier, happier lifestyle? It will only benefit you and your family down the road. The MAA Center hopes to one day see an end to preventable cancers like mesothelioma, which starts with generating conversation around the topic and spreading awareness!

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