Cancer or no cancer, we all are sure to benefit from a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle is one which makes you vibrant with energy through out the day. Exercise is found to be the key to a positive lifestyle. Exercise helps in reducing body fat. When the fat level is lowered, the harmful cancer-promoting hormones such as estrogen are minimized. However, the rhythm and pace of exercise should be determined b y your general health condition.
Vigorous exercise regimen that overstrains the body will do more harm than good. Research done in this regard showed that moderate exercise helps in improving the survival scope of women suffering from breast cancer.
Studies indicate that both aerobic and weight training exercises are good for mental and physical well-being. Physical activities such a walking helps in decreasing the risk for cardiovascular diseases. It also lowers the extent of bone loss and thus saves one from osteoporosis, a disorder from which most old-aged people suffer from. Positive physical activities also bring an increase in basal metabolic rate. Appetite gets reduced and thereby body fat content is lowered.
Dietary changes also play an important role in fighting against cancer. It is extremely important that more fresh fruits and green vegetables are included in the daily diet. Such a diet will be naturally rich in certain chemical that are found to be excellent cancer fighters.
Isothiocyanates that helps in stimulating enzymes that convert estrogen to a more gentle form are found in mustard greens, rutabaga, turnips, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, and bok choy. These elements are capable of blocking steroid hormones that promote breast and prostate cancers. Further studies in this regard re being carried out by experts.
Although some earlier studies suggested an association between high-fat intake and breast cancer, the recent studies indicate that fat both from animal and plant sources do not promote the risk for breast cancer.