When it comes to fighting cancer and other ailments,the good news is
that many kinds can be delayed or avoided by making smart lifestyle
choices according to an article in the Kansas City Star.
In his book “The End of Illness,” oncologist David Agus recommends these behavioral changes:
• Keep a predictable schedule.
Try to eat,sleep and exercise at about the same time every day
including weekends,and don’t forget to schedule downtime to unwind
without technological intrusions. Getting enough shut-eye is important
for memory,mood balance and long-term physical health,he says,but
regularity of sleep patterns matters more than total hours slept.
• Move frequently and avoid prolonged sitting.
Sitting for long stretches of time has been linked to a higher risk of early death and many diseases,including colon cancer. It’s easy to underestimate how long you stay seated during the day. Aim for an hour of moderate exercise a day (short bouts count,too) and keep a set of free weights nearby so you can sneak in some bicep curls.
• Ditch the vitamins and supplements.
Unless you’re addressing a confirmed vitamin deficiency,are
considering pregnancy or are already pregnant,you can steer clear of
multivitamins and save money without sacrificing your health.