Follow These Ways to Lower Your Risk of Cancer

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Stay active

Regular exercise and physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight, which in turn may play a role in lowering your cancer risk. The Mayo Clinic reports that physical activity may lower your risk of both breast and colon cancer. Maintaining a healthy weight and regular exercise could also lower your risk of prostate, lung, and kidney cancers. You don’t need to be a champion athlete. Aim to incorporate 30 minutes of exercise into your daily routine at least five days per week.

Avoid risky behaviors

Certain behaviors can lead to infections that might increase your cancer risk. You should avoid behaviors that are considered risky, such as sharing needles and unsafe sexual practices. Use a condom and limit the number of sexual partners you have to practice safe sex.

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