Most women know the importance of a healthy diet and regular physical activity as it relates to our physical appearance. We strive to feel stronger, look trimmer, and overall be better versions of ourselves. However, most women do not realize that a healthy diet and exercise will reduce their risk of cancer, and may even prevent it. Allow that to soak in for a minute. In so many ways women feel helpless when they face the presumed game of chance that is a cancer diagnosis, and most of us believe it’s just the luck of the draw (or bad luck of the draw).
But we can help control our fate. To reduce the risk of cancer, or ideally prevent it, The American Cancer Society recommends we consume a minimum of 2 servings of fruits and 3 servings of vegetables each day. They also recommend 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least 5 days per week. It appears most women haven’t received the memo.