Saturday, March 30, 2013

7 lifestyle steps that reduce cancer risk

1. Get active — American Heart Association  recommends at least 150 minutes of exercise a week.

2. Control cholesterol — Cholesterol should be lower than 200 milligrams per deciliter.

3. Eat better — This means foods high in whole grain, fruits, vegetables and lean protein such as fish. Limiting sodium, added sugars, trans and saturated fats is also important.

4. Manage blood pressure — It should be less than 120/80.

5. Lose weight — body mass index should be below 25.

6. Reduce blood sugar — Fasting blood sugar level should be below 100, which can be achieved by avoiding soda, candy and other desserts, as well as getting exercise.

 7. Stop smoking — American Heart Association says do "whatever it takes."

Source : TOI 

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