Healthy Weight Tips - Obesity and Cancer [Infographic]

Healthy Weight Loss Tips - Obesity and Cancer
Infographic from PreventCancer.org
We are often motivated to go on diet because of body image issues - we want to feel attractive and sexy and to look good!

But the latest research suggests that there are far more important reasons to lose weight, especially the toxic belly fat.

According to the National Cancer Institute Obesity and Cancer Risk Factsheet, obesity is associated with an increased risk of esophagus, breast, endometrium, colon, rectum, kidney, pancreas, thyroid, gallbladder and possibly other cancer types.  People who are obese or overweight (particularly those with large amounts of belly fat) are also at a higher risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases.

Fortunately, it is thought that only a small percentage of cancers are hereditary and that the causes and risks of non-inherited cancer are determined by our lifestyle choices - namely, our diet, activity level, stress, smoking and alcohol consumption, sleep patterns and other habits.

This is good news because it means we have the power to influence our risks for cancer and other chronic diseases through our own decisions and actions.  And, it seems that one of the most important things we can do to lower our risk for preventable cancer and chronic diseases is to lose weight.

This infographic is from the Prevent Cancer Foundation, which concerns itself with preventing and reducing the cancer mortality rate by addressing all preventable cancers through accessibility of knowledge, early detection and other services.  The infographic contains tips for getting to (i.e., losing) and maintaining a healthy weight.  All of the tips are simple lifestyle choices:

✿ Increase Daily Activity

✿ Turn the TV Off

✿ Keep a Log (i.e., Food Diary)

✿ Skip Sugar Drinks \and Replace with Water (See Daily Water Chart)

✿ Eat Moderately (See The New American Plate for Weight Loss, Cancer and Chronic Disease Prevent from the American Institute for Cancer Research

✿ Sleep Right

✿ Be Patient

✿ Make Realistic Goals

Related:
Ways to Reduce Exposure to Cancer Causing Agents
What is Your Risk for Cancer, Diabetes, Heart and Other Diseases
5 Cancer Fighting Spices
Foods that Chelate the Body of Heavy Metals
Long-Term Weight Gain Foods

Infographic Source and further information:  PreventCancer.org - Healthy Weight Tips
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