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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Being Lazy Can Cause Cancer -- But Not If You Do These Three Things

African Americans exercising

Most people reading this will agree that laziness can cause a lot of problems in your life, leading to obesity, mental and physical dullness and a host of other issues. But dying from laziness?? Really?? Yes, really, according to a renowned doctor from the American Cancer Society.

How laziness can kill you

According to Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer at the American Cancer Society, laziness is a primary cause for one of the most deadly and feared diseases, cancer. The fact is that most cases of cancer are preventable, but people often die because they are too lazy to make just three simple changes in their lives that could save them.

Most cancer is preventable

Two-thirds of cancer cases in the U.S. could have been prevented. How? By following these three simple rules:

#1 - Eat healthy: Slow way down on that red meat, fried foods, salty foods, sweets (including soda), processed meat and other processed foods. Then fill your diet with healthy fresh vegetables and fruits. It's a simple change that could save your life.

#2 - Stop smoking: Hey, everyone by now knows that smoking causes cancer, so stop it! Smoking is the worst habit and causes not just lung cancer but other types of cancer as well.

#3 - Exercise: Get up and get moving! Do something physical for 30 minutes a day 5 times a week. If you like to walk, ride your bike, or swim, that's exercise. Start slow if you are not currently exercising, but START.

The bottom line, according to Dr. Otis Brawley, "The problem with Americans today is that they are lazy." Make a decision today to change your lifestyle, and save your life, by taking three simple steps toward better life and preventing cancer.

Read more by visiting www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/
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