Health Tip/Fact

Health Tip – National
Cancer Control Month
Focus on plant-based foods. Include a variety of colorful fruits, vegetables, whole
grains, nuts, and beans in your diet. Limit refined sugars and artificial ingredients. The
less processed these foods are, the better!
Include probiotics and fermented foods. Optimizing gut flora will reduce inflammation
and help strengthen the immune system.
Do not smoke cigarettes. Smoking has been linked to a variety of cancers far beyond
lung cancer. If you smoke, talk with your doctor about quitting.
Make physical activity a regular part of the day. Regular physical activity each day
can help you maintain a healthy weight and prevent the development of certain cancers
associated with obesity. Aim for 150 minutes of moderate activity each week.
Include stress management techniques. Chronic stress from all causes is a major
contributor to disease. Many diseases can be rooted in emotional factors. Take time for
yourself to relax and engage in a stress management technique that works for you:
deep breathing, massage, walking, yoga, guided imagery, etc. Be sure you are getting
at least 7 – 9 hours of quality sleep each night.