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Preventing Cancer Any Way You Know

By Brandi Goodman 

National Cancer Prevention Month arrives in February. So many different versions of cancer exist with every part of your body able to experience a unique form. Some cancers are severe while others are easier to fight. No matter which type, there are some preventive methods you can try. Prevent cancer any way you know so you can maintain your health.

Protect Your Skin

The sun can be harmful to the skin due to its UV rays. Protect your skin by wearing sunscreen anytime you're outside. This means putting it on whether it's winter or summer. Just because the air feels cold doesn't mean the sun isn't out and shining. You should wear sunglasses as well so your eyes are also protected. 

Eat a Healthy Diet

The right foods will go a long way toward protecting your health. Processed foods and junk can cause cancer. The sugars in them feed cancerous cells and allow them to spread. Foods such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants work to fight these bad cells and keep your body free from harm. 

Get More Exercise

An active lifestyle can fight against certain cancers. It will lower your risk by keeping your weight maintained and regulating hormone levels. You want to get aerobic exercise at least 30 minutes each day. Go for a walk. Take a swim. Even making small changes, such as using the stairs when there's multiple floors instead of riding the escalator, can help you meet your mark.

Quit Smoking

Tobacco is full of toxic chemicals that can damage your skills. It is one of the leading causes of cancer. Your lungs are especially likely to be affected. You need to quit smoking if you hope to improve your chances of fighting cancerous cells. Doing so will improve your immune system that has been weakened by the toxins you've been inhaling. 

Get Vaccinated

Vaccinations have been a controversial topic as of late, with many fearing what's inside them. The truth is that vaccinations have been around for some time and are partly responsible for eradicating many diseases. You can get certain vaccinations that can fight cancer. One for cervical cancer, for example, is available. Get it at the right time to ensure its effectiveness. 

National Cancer Prevention Month isn't the only time you should be thinking about fighting. Cancer can creep up at any time, with no warning signs at all. Prevent it any way you know how and keep your health as well as possible.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Portland, Ore.

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