Thursday, 16 June 2011

Sitting on a big problem - Reason to lose weight #241

As someone who gave up smoking to reduce my cancer risk, I found this article really hit home. While we can't really prevent hereditary dispositions to cancer, we can reduce the risk of cancers caused by the environment.

So, think about it:

You're sitting in a freshly drywalled house, drinking coffee from a Styrofoam cup and talking on a cellphone. Which of these is most likely to be a cancer risk? It might be the sitting, especially if you do that a lot.

Despite all the recent news coverage about cancer links to mobiles, coffee, styrofoam and formaldehyde-based building materials, our biggest risks - according to health experts - are inactivity and obesity.

This article ends with a great quote that goes beyond cancer, beyond weight loss... just beyond everything. It's a mantra to live by:

You can't live in fear. You have to live life.

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