You probably know that eating more fruits and vegetables and engaging in regular exercise will help prevent cancer. But the fact that cancer rates continue to skyrocket should tell us people aren't taking these basic lifestyle measures to heart. More than one in three women will develop cancer at some point in their life. That's the bad news. The good news is there's an easy way for you to greatly lower your risk of disease. I'll show you in a moment.
First, let me tell you about a study that shows just how well women are making lifestyle changes to avoid cancer. In this recent study, entitled "Lifestyle and Cancer Prevention in Women: Knowledge, Perceptions, and Compliance with Recommended Guidelines" and published in the Journal of Women's Health, researchers wanted to find out if women were meeting general lifestyle guidelines. Here's what they found:
Even among those who claimed to have a healthy diet, fewer than 10% of women were actually eating enough fruits and vegetables. And less than 40% of women who reported engaging in regular physical activity met the American Cancer Society's recommendations of a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five days a week. Overall, more than half of the study participants did not meet the physical activity and/or healthy diet recommendations.
Susan G. Kornstein, MD, editor of the Journal of Women's Health, noted that "the results of this study suggest that we need to help women find practical ways to integrate adequate levels of cancer prevention behaviors into their daily lives." Women know meeting these guidelines is important; they just have trouble finding ways to work them into already busy lives.
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I understand. I used to have the same problem eating enough fruits and veggies, and getting regular exercise.
I don't enjoy counting servings of vegetables. It makes meal times more clinical and less enjoyable. Then I realized if I only added one or two scoops of a fruit and veggie powder, such as Advanced Greens Formula
, I'd be getting the nutrients I needed in a single low-calorie meal. This formula is packed with 27 super foods and vital nutrients, giving you the nutrition your body needs every day to function optimally. These foods include well-known foods like broccoli, carrots, beets, and more.
There's nothing simpler than having a delicious smoothie for breakfast. It eliminates counting servings and making sure I have enough fresh produce for this first important meal.
Now comes my greatest challenge: exercise. I have to admit that I don't enjoy exercising at all, except kayaking. But when I went kayaking a few weeks ago, I realized that I was weaker and more tired than usual. I wasn't surprised. I had stopped going to the gym two months prior. All it took for me to lose ground was two months of less activity. The next day, I booked an appointment with a trainer at my gym. We already see the benefits.
Do whatever it takes for you to get regular exercise. Just don't fool yourself into believing that a stroll around the block is enough. It's a start, but you need to build on it.
This combination of Advanced Greens Formula and regular exercise can not only protect you from cancer, it's just what your heart needs to be healthy as well.
Your voice of reason in Women's Health,
Dr. Janet Zand
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News. "Lifestyle Changes Can Help Prevent Cancer In Women But Do They Follow The Recommendations?" Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 14 Jun. 2013.