World Cancer Day 2022 is recognized on February 4th every year that is today. It is one of the leading causes of death with no aggressive cure in its severe stages. Cancer not only affects the patient but also the people around them. The patient’s journey is emotionally and physically draining and the family also faces a lot of problems as they go through it.
Every year, around 10 million people die because of cancer. According to the data given by the NCBI (National Centre for Biotechnology Information) only 5 to 10% of cancer cases are genetic, 90 to 95% of cases rise from lifestyle and environmental habits. Today we will list a few lifestyle habits that you must avoid to risk cancer.
- NO TOBACCO
Tobacco is the main cause of any sort of cancer. So if you are tired of watching those advisories on cinema and TV, here is another warning for you. Smoking or chewing tobacco has severe effects on the body.
- HEALTHY DIET
A healthy diet is a must to avoid any sort of disease. It is good and beneficial for your health. A balanced and healthy diet helps you build immunity and keeps you away from diseases. Many food items that we consume daily, especially Indian food have medicinal and anti-carcinogenic properties that may fight cancer-causing cells.
- DAILY EXERCISE
No matter how many times you have read this in billions of articles, regular exercise does help a lot. Exercising daily helps you maintain your BMI (Body Mass Index) and stop you from being obese. Obesity is a harmful disorder that risks you towards multiple diseases including cancer.
- AVOID THE SUN
Vitamin D is good for your health, but not in excess. Prolonged exposure to the sun rays may cause cancer of the skin. It is the result of UV radiation that decreases the skin’s immune function and makes it ready for the cancerous cells to attack the skin.
So, this Cancer Day, change your lifestyle for the better and avoid risking cancer.
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