Healthy Living

It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle which includes eating healthily, being physically active and taking safety precautions throughout one’s daily life. Along with these simple guidelines (below) the following websites have useful information to help you accomplish your post-cancer goals.
Diet and Exercise:
Proper nutrition and exercise are important for good health
Eat a healthy diet each day:
  • Eat high calcium food (milk products including yogurt, cheese, and dark green vegetables (such as broccoli)
  • Eat low-fat food
  • Five or more servings of fruit and vegetables
  • High fiber food (whole grain bread, pasts, cereal, rice, etc.)
  • Choose fish, turkey, chicken, and beans; limit red meats
  • Limit fried food, high sugar foods, and candy
Maintain healthy weight
Exercise regularly
Healthy living:
Healthy habits and regular health care check-ups are important for good health
  • Get regular health care check-ups
  • Use sunscreen
  • Avoid second hand smoke and do not smoke or use other tobacco products
  • Avoid taking medicines that you don’t need
  • Do not drink alcohol or use illicit drugs
  • Wear seatbelt when riding or driving a car
  • Do not ride in the front seat of a car if you are less than 12 years old
  • Ride in a car seat until 40 pounds (18 kgs)
  • Use a booster seat until age 6 years old or 60 pounds (27 kgs), whichever occurs last
  • Wear a helmet, elbow and knee pads when skateboarding or rollerblading
  • Wear a helmet when riding a bike