Five Tips to Reduce Cancer Risk and Boost Wellness

Tip#1: Drink cocoa!

It has more flavonoids and antioxidant potential per serving than red wine or green tea. Yum-yum!

Tip #2: Take a 2-Minute Movement Break

Taking a two-minute mild-intensity exercise break every 20 minutes during prolonged sitting, like at work, improves blood sugar control while also reducing post- meal blood sugar and insulin levels by about 25 percent. Mild intensity is equivalent to two miles/hour walking pace.

Tip #2: Pick Plastics Wisely

Avoid plastics that are numbered 3 and 6, and use plastics numbered 1 and 7 with caution. Numbers 2, 4, and 5 are safer choices but still should only be used once.

Tip #3: Forgive

Emotional forgiveness improves sleep quality, which in turn, positively affects every system in the body. Conversely, revenge has been shown to impair sleep quality.

Tip #4: Use Your Imagination

Guided imagery lowers stress. In fact, in a study of women receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer, four out of five of the women found guided imagery helpful and all of the women said they would recommend it to others.