Although we can’t control all aspects of what contributes to the development of bowel cancer, we can take several steps to reduce the risks! Today we’ll take a look at some of the main contributors to bowel cancer and its prevention equivalent. Lifestyle choices are a bigger contributor than what you might think!
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Most people these days are well aware of the negative health effects associated with smoking, so it stands to reason that quitting this habit for good will give your overall health a boost for the better and minimize the risks!
As recommended by The National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians, a minimum of 30 minutes exercise, at least of moderate intensity, performed every day of the week will help you achieve many health benefits. One of these benefits is that physical activity does reduce the risk of some cancers.
If you’re one of the 49% of Australians who don’t eat enough fruit, or one of the 91% who don’t eat enough vegetables, there’s your first step. A balanced diet ties in nicely with your physical activities, delivering you much needed energy and nutrients while minimizing those cancer risks.
Research shows that adequate intake of fruit and vegetables may reduce the risk of several types of cancers, including stomach, colon and rectum. As you can see these choices help you minimize the risks of more than just bowel cancer!
Just as with smoking, it’s no secret that alcohol also comes hand in hand with negative health effects, such as increasing the risk of cancer. If you can’t resist that glass of wine with dinner, or a beer with the guys after work, bear in mind that you should limit your intake to no more than two standard drinks a day.
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