Heart Disease and Cancer PSA

Cancer

The disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of a body.

Heart Disease

Conditions that involve narrow or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain, or stroke.

Tips For Preventing Cancer and Heart Disease

Preventing Cancer:

  • Don't use tobacco- Any type of tobacco can lead to cancer
  • Eat a healthy diet- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and limit fat
  • Maintain a healthy weight and stay physically active- 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity
  • Protect yourself from the sun- Avoid midday sun, use sun screen, stay in shade
  • Get immunized- Hepatitis B and HPV
  • Avoid bad behaviors- Don't share needles
  • Get regular medical care- Regular self exams and screenings

Preventing Heart Disease:

  • Don't smoke or use tobacco- One of the biggest risk factors that lead to heart disease
  • Stay physically active- At least 30 minutes a day
  • Eat a heart-healthy diet- eat fruits and vegetables and limit fat
  • Maintain a healthy weight- Carrying excess weight leads to heart disease
  • Get enough quality sleep- Get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep
  • Get regular health screenings- blood levels, cholesterol, diabetes, etc.

Outside Sources:

  • "Adult Health." Cancer Prevention: 7 Tips to Reduce Your Risk. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.
  • "Heart Disease." Prevention: Strategies Keep Your Heart Healthy. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2014.