While you cannot eliminate risk factors such as family history of diseases you can do a whole lot by controlling risk factors of deadly ailments such as heart diseases, stroke and cancer by the following:
Healthy diet: Choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high-fiber foods and lean sources of protein, such as fish. Limit foods high in saturated fat, added sugar and sodium.
Quit smoking: If you smoke or use other tobacco products, asks your doctor to help you quit. It’s also important to avoid exposure to second hand smoke.
Losing excess pounds, and keeping them off, can lower your risk of heart disease as well as various types of cancer.
Get on the move: physical activity in your daily is very important. Exercise can help you control your weight and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Reduce intake of alcohol. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so only in moderation. For women that means no more than one drink a day. The risk of various types of cancer including breast and liver appears to increase with the amount of alcohol you drink.
Reduce stress: If you feel constantly on edge or under assault, your lifestyle habits may suffer and so might your immune system. Take steps to reduce stress or learn to deal with stress in healthy ways.
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