Tuesday, January 30, 2007

This article says that about 50% of cancers are preventable, and some things we can do to reduce cancer risk include: find out which cancer screening tests are appropriate based on age and family history, and discuss these with your doctor; be physically active most days of the week, and strive for 30 minutes of exercise on five or more days; eat a healthy, well-balanced diet; stop smoking. I would just add that, in order to prevent cancer you should probably not start smoking in the first place. Then you wouldn’t have to stop. Cigarettes should never be a part of your life. Then they wouldn’t be a part of your death. Also, a healthy lifestyle should be what you follow your whole life, not just something you adopt when you’re fifty, after you’ve spent decades leading an unhealthy lifestyle.

This opinion piece says pretty much the same thing as the above article, and seems to suggest that we spend some money on nutrition education and healthy school meals. I’m all for that. If you have healthy, informed children, then you are more likely to have healthy adults.

I personally think vegetarian is the way to go, but the corporations probably won’t let that happen anytime soon, if ever. If, however, we make healthy choices as children and adults, then in some ways it doesn’t matter what the corporations do – as long, of course, as there are healthy choices to be made.

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1 comment:

Raggedy said...

Have a wonderful day!
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