Top 10 Ways To Protect Yourself From Cancer

The uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells causes cancer. Although all cancers have similar characteristics each is distinct. Genetics plays an important role in development of cancer, but along with that environmental factors, our diet and lifestyle too has a role.

English: Most common cancers in the United Sta...

English: Most common cancers in the United States 2008. See Epidemiology of cancer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Top 10 ways to protect yourself from cancer:

1. Don’t smoke: Cigarette smoke is the number one carcinogen responsible for cancer.

2. Limit your alcohol intake: Heavy drinkers are more likely to develop oral cancer and cancer of larynx, throat, esophagus, liver and breast.

3. Stay out of the Sun: wearing sun-screen is better that using nothing.

4. Get moving: exercise- the heart strengthener and stamina builder also can reduce the risk of colon cancer.  Women who exercise early in life are less likely to develop breast cancer.

5. Watch your weight: Obesity increases the risk of several cancers including endometrial cancer particularly among post menopausal women.

6. Check yourself out: Scan your skin for suspicious moles every month. If you are a women, examine your breasts regularly. If you are a man, check your testicles.

7. Be sexually cautious: Cervical cancer has been linked with intercourse at an early age, multiple sex partners and infection with human papilloma virus. The incidence of prostate cancer in men increases with multiple sexual partners and history of frequente sexual transmitted diseases.

8. Watch what you eat: Cut down on fats. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. High fat foods have been linked to several cancers including breast, colon and prostate. Fruits , vegetables and whole grains are rich in antioxidants to help you.

9. Protect yourself from possible environmental carcinogens:  Many chemicals used in the industry can increase the risk to employees and people living near a factory that creates smoke, dust or gases. Follow safety precautions at work and check with local environmental officers about possible hazards.

10. Inform yourself: Know the warning signs of cancer and see the physician if you develop any of them. Find about any history of cancer in your family. Even though heredity accounts for less percentage of cancer cases the more you know about potential risks the more you can do to protect yourself.

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Top 10 Characteristics Of A Good Relationship

Our most special relationships are those that bring us closer to others– our friends  partners, spouses, parents and children. Such a intimacy is the most rewarding and often the most demanding of human involvements. The giving of ourselves to others, sharing thoughts, feelings, experiences, and sexual pleasures touches the essence of what it means to be human.

Like physical well being  psychological health is important too. Psychological health refers to both emotional and mental states, our feelings and thoughts. For a good mental health we have to be involved in a good relationship which has a lot of care , love and respect.

Foto de Tiago Nicastro e Juliana Rosen

Foto de Tiago Nicastro e Juliana Rosen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Find out whether the relation that you are sharing today, matches with our characteristics:

1.Trust: Partners are able to confide each other openly, knowing their confidences will be respected.

2. Togetherness: In a healthy relationship, two people create a sense of intimacy and autonomy. They enjoy each others company but also pursue solitary interests.

3. Expressiveness: Partners in healthy relationships say what they feel, need and desire.

4. Staying Power: Couples in committed relationships keep their bond strong through tough times by proving that they will be there for each other.

5. Security: Because a good relationship is strong enough to absorb conflict and anger, partners know they can express their feelings honestly. They also are ready to take  risk vulnerability for the sake of becoming closer.

6. Laughter: Humor keeps things in perspective, always crucial in any sort of ongoing relationship.

7. Support: Partners in good relationship always offer each other encouragement, comfort and acceptance.

8. Physical affection: Sexual desire may fluctuate or diminish over years, but partners in loving, long term relationship usually retain some physical connection.

9. Personal growth: In the best relationships partners are committed to bringing out the best in each other and have the others best interests at heart.

10. Respect: Caring partners are bound to each others boundaries, need for personal space,and vulnerabilities. They do not take each other or relationship for granted.

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