For many people after they have been diagnosed with cancer, they start to look at their many life choices to see whether there was any way that they could have prevented it. They start to worry about that slightly big steak that they had last month, or that cigar they enjoyed at a family member’s wedding, or even that Caribbean holiday that they had twenty years ago. Of course there are always going to be environmental factors, but experts would never recommend that a cancer patient spends all of their time and effort looking back at what could have been. The past is the past; it’s come, and gone. The much more important thing to do is start to look to the future, and to start to take steps that can prevent you from ever having to suffer through cancer again.
Keeping yourself as healthy as possible does not sound like a difficult challenge, but in many ways it can be a complete revolution in lifestyle. That is not to say that we lead particularly unhealthy lives, but when you start to examine things they can often appear to be a lot more worse than they really are! The key thing is to start to make changes in your life slowly, so that they can be more sustainable over time. We have put below a few suggestions of how you could make sure that your health does not have to take a back seat any longer:
- 1.Try out Meatfree Mondays
You don’t have to become a vegetarian overnight, but studies have shown that even reducing our meat intake by 1/7th – that’s just one day – can have a really benefit on our health. Try mixing it up and eating more vegetables. There are some great recipes online that taste delicious!
- 2.Visit a non-toxic dentist
A dentist could be using dangerous chemicals without you even knowing it which is why we would always recommend visiting a non-toxic dentist, someone who does not decide to use mercury and other toxins in their treatment plans. You may not even know what they want to put in your body.
- 3.Go ‘dry’ during the week
Alcohol can cause many health issues, but again that does not mean that you have to give it up and go without entirely. Going ‘dry’, or not drinking alcohol during the week, is a brilliant way to ensure that you keep your alcohol consumption low, and really appreciate it when you do have it.
- 4.Finally kick that smoking habit
There is absolutely no way that we can argue that smoking is good for you, so this is one habit that we would recommend that you kick. There are plenty of different ways that you can do so, and again, many different online resources that are available for free that can give you the support you need to finally get out of the smoking habit.
- 5.Smile and enjoy your life
Smile! There is sometimes absolutely nothing that you can do to prevent yourself from getting sick, and having a positive attitude is actually something that medical experts have argued could prevent you from catching simple things like a cold, and having a positive approach to your health in general can only be good for you.
Approaching your health in a way that is without fear is the best thing that you can do, and it will mean that you enjoy the time that you have with good health, and in bad. Making these five small changes will go a long way to making sure that you can enjoy your health for as long as possible.
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