Cancer prevention: 10 healthy habits to lower your risk

Health and Fitness, Topics, What You Should Know
Cancer is often unpredictable, but there are things you can do to help reduce your cancer risk. Healthy behaviors, like eating right and staying active, can make all the difference. 

If you're interested in reducing your risk for cancer, follow these 10 simple healthy habits.

1. Avoid all types of tobacco products
2. Protect your skin from the sun
3. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink
4. Make regular exercise part of your daily routine
5. Maintain a healthy weight 
6. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables 
7. Limit your consumption of red and processed meats
8. Get regular check-ups and cancer screening tests
9. Get vaccinated for Hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
10. Know your family medical history and talk to your physician about genetic counseling

Some of these same healthy behaviors can also help lower your risk for other serious diseases and improve your quality of life.