8 Ways to Stay Healthy and Prevent Cancer

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Saturday, March 24 2007 Mar 24, 2007 Saturday, March 24, 2007 10:13:12 PM CDT March 24, 2007 in News

2. Exercise Regularly

Tips:

· Choose activities you enjoy. Many things count as exercise, like walking, gardening and dancing.

· Make exercise a habit by incorporating it into your daily routine.

· Stay motivated by exercising with a buddy.

· Make exercising a family event by playing with your kids and going on family walks.

3. Dont Smoke

Tips:

· Keep trying to quit. Many people dont beat the habit until after the 6 or 7th time.

· Join a quit-smoking program so you have a support group.

· When appropriate, talk to your kids abou the dangers of smoking and chewing tobacco. The best message to kids is getting smoke-free yourself.

4. Eat A Healthy Diet

Tips:

· Make fruits and vegetables a part of every meal.

· Choose chicken, fish or beans instead of red meat.

· Choose whole-grain cereal, brown rice and whole-wheat bread over their more refined counterparts.

· Choose dishes made with olive or canola oil, which are high in healthy fats.

· Cut back on fast food and store bought snacks (like cookies), which are high in bad fats.

· Buy a 100 percent RDA multivitamin that contains folate.

5. Drink Alcohol Only In Moderation, If At All

Tips:

· Choose non-alcoholic beverages at meals and parties.

· Avoid occasions where alcohol is the focus.

· Talk to a health care professional if you feel you have a problem with alcohol.

· Discuss the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse with children. A health care professional or school counselor can help.

6. Protect Yourself From the Sun

Tips:

· Steer clear of direct sunlight between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (peak burning hours). Its the best way to protect yourself.

· Use hats, long-sleeve shirts, and sunscreens with SPF15 or higher.

· Dont use sun lamps or tanning booths. Try self-tanning creams instead.

· Protect kids first and set a good example by always wearing sunscreen and the right clothing.

7. Protect Yourself From Sexually Transmitted Infections

Tips:

· Aside from not having sex, the best protection is to be in a committed, monogamous relationship with someone who does not have a sexually transmitted infection.

· For all other situation, be sure to always use a condom and follow other safe sex practices. Never rely on your partner to have a condom. Always be prepared.

· When appropriate, discuss with children the importance of abstinence and safe sex. A health care professional or school counselor can help.

8. Get Screening Tests

Cancers that should be tested for regularly:

· Colon and rectal cancer

· Cervical cancer

· Breast Cancer

Information derived from the Siteman Cancer Centers 8 Ways to Stay Healthy and Prevent Cancer brochure.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA- Organizers are expecting a large turnout for the 30th annual "Salute to Veterans" airshow on memorial day weekend. ... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, May 25 2018 May 25, 2018 Friday, May 25, 2018 2:53:00 PM CDT May 25, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA- When most people lose an animal, one of the first steps is to put a "missing" sign on a... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, May 25 2018 May 25, 2018 Friday, May 25, 2018 2:46:00 PM CDT May 25, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Aircraft and pilots met at Columbia Regional Airport Friday to prepare for the 30th annual "Salute to Veterans"... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, May 25 2018 May 25, 2018 Friday, May 25, 2018 2:45:00 PM CDT May 25, 2018 in News
CALIFORNIA - A high-speed car chase ended Sunday when the suspect slid into a ditch, according to a press release... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, May 25 2018 May 25, 2018 Friday, May 25, 2018 2:30:00 PM CDT May 25, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- It's no secret more cars will out for Memorial Day weekend, but many drivers are taking precautions before... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, May 25 2018 May 25, 2018 Friday, May 25, 2018 2:16:00 PM CDT May 25, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - More than five hundred Missourians have lost their hunting, fishing and trapping licenses after a Department of... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, May 25 2018 May 25, 2018 Friday, May 25, 2018 1:48:00 PM CDT May 25, 2018 in News
HARRISONVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old Missouri boy fought off an attempted abduction by hitting the suspect... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, May 25 2018 May 25, 2018 Friday, May 25, 2018 8:53:00 AM CDT May 25, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating an early morning crash on I-70 Westbound. It caused major backups... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, May 25 2018 May 25, 2018 Friday, May 25, 2018 8:47:00 AM CDT May 25, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - On Thursday, the Columbia Airport Advisory Board announced the TSA approved a security screening lane to open by... More >>
16 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:41:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA- May is known for Mother’s day, Memorial Day and in Missouri, the start of tick season. “May, June... More >>
19 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:21:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – The Columbia City Council discussed a recent engineering study today centering on increasing traffic flow east of Columbia.... More >>
20 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:11:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
LAKE OZARK - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is encouraging people to practice safe boating ahead of Memorial Day weekend.... More >>
21 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:55:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
HOLTS SUMMIT - After two months without a police department, New Bloomfield finally has one thanks to the city of... More >>
22 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:50:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed after Athletic Director Jim... More >>
23 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:54:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in Sports
MONROE CITY - Some people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease fight back, as did Michael Crager, the founder of Rock Steady... More >>
23 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:18:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – The U.S. Department of Health and Senior Services made changes to a family planning program, which the... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:56:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - In sometimes heated testimony, members of a Special House Investigative Committee looking into the Eric Greitens... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:54:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A report on a statewide rape kit audit shows that there are at least 4,889 untested sexual... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:23:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 79°
4pm 85°
5pm 83°
6pm 82°
7pm 81°