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Living a healthy life and taking steps to remain cancer-free is all about paying attention to how you live your life and being super conscientious.

Approximately one in three North Americans will develop some form of cancer at some point during their lifetime. What many people do not realize is that cancer is not inevitable. In fact it is estimated that up to 75 percent of deaths linked to cancer can be prevented. In order to be one of those people who beats the odds, read on for five ways that you can live a healthy and cancer-free life.


If you are a smoker then give it up. If you have not started then don’t even think about starting! Smoking can give rise to many different forms of cancer. Lung cancer and cardiovascular disease are only the beginning. Not to mention the fact that smoking reduces an individual’s lifespan by 10 years or more. You should also try to avoid tobacco in all of its forms. Even if you are not a smoker, beware of second-hand and third-hand smoke.


Eat good foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Eat locally grown organic foods as often as possible. Eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables. In particular eat leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, bok choy, spinach and kale as well as berries such as blueberries and strawberries. Eat whole grains and fish two to three times a week. Reduce your intake of sugar, meat, caffeine and alcohol. Steer clear from deep fried foods and saturated fats. It is also important to drink plenty of water to replenish what you lose on a daily basis.


Exercise on a regular basis. Make physical activity an important part of your daily schedule. Do different types of exercises in order to prevent boredom from setting in and to keep yourself motivated. Exercise also helps to keep you lean. Obesity increases your chances of developing many forms of cancer. Aim to take in fewer calories then you burn off in the run of a day.


Get a good night’s sleep. Sleep is an important aspect of being healthy and staying healthy. Sleep is the time when the body rests and heals itself. The brain also has the opportunity to dream and get rid of the stress from the day. A well rested person is more ready to cope with life’s challenges and has a greater level of focus and concentration on the job. An occasional sleepless night is one thing but it is important that you do your very best to get seven to eight hours of sleep per night (every night!).


Drink green tea. In fact replace coffee or any other caffeine drink with green tea. Research studies have proven that green tea is full of cancer fighting properties. It has been associated with lowering the incidence of many types of cancers. Green tea also contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also beneficial at combating weight gain. Even one or two cups a day can do your body good!

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