Saturday, February 04, 2006

National Cancer Prevention Month 2006

February is National Cancer Prevention Month--a great time to examine your lifestyle choices and make any necessary changes to help protect yourself against cancer. Two of the most important aspects to consider in reducing your cancer risk are your physical activity levels and your diet.

If you spend most of your day sitting at a desk and aren't involved in any physical activity, it is important to remember that being physically active helps you maintain a healthy weight and helps your body protect itself against cancer. Including some form of daily exercise can have a huge impact on your overall health. Also realize that exercise needn't be torturous to be effective. Simply adding a walk into your daily routine is an easy way to get into better shape and to reduce your risk of cancer.

Of equal importance in preventing cancer is the food you choose each day. Diet can have a major impact on overall health, and when your diet is high in fat and calories and scant on fruits and vegetables, you put yourself at risk for chronic ailments and serious illnesses. Choosing healthy foods, particularly vegetables and fruits, gives your body not only the nutrients it needs for good health, but a whole arsenal of compounds that help protect against the naturally-occuring cancer risks faced every day.

To help you or a loved one make these dietary changes, has a great selection of gift baskets filled with healthy foods that can help ward off cancer. The baskets also include a food guide listing the most powerful anti-cancer foods.


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