IN YOUR DAILY DOSE today researchers from the U.K. discovered that three out of every four people had no idea this was a risk factor for cancer. While challenging to overcome, it is a risk factor you control over.
MAKING CHANGES: Making small changes in your everyday lifestyle can reap big rewards. There are easy changes and more challenging changes you can include as you get better and better
FACT OR FICTION: Bill Gates was a millionaire by the time he was 30. Here are a few facts about his life you may find interesting.
In The News
Researchers used a nationwide survey in the U.K. to determine if people knew that obesity was a risk factor for cancer. They found that three out of four people had no idea. Men were less likely to know this fact than women, and those from lower socioeconomic areas were also less likely.
Obesity is linked to an estimated 18,000 cancer cases in the U.K. each year and is the single biggest preventable cause of cancer.
Daily Health Tip
Maintaining a healthy weight reduces your risk for metabolic syndrome, cancer, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, degenerative disc disease and host of other health conditions.
Here are 10 tips to help you make small changes in your everyday choices:
1. Drink at least 8 8-ounce glasses of water each day. Don’t include coffee or other drinks in this count.
2. Cut out soda, milk and fruit juices that are filled with empty carbohydrate calories that don’t fill you up.
3. Sleep for 8 hour each night.
4. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.
5. Move throughout the day; don’t spend the day sitting behind a desk. Without consistent movement you will not reap the benefits of your 30 minutes of exercise.
6. Use a smaller plate at meals - the plate gets full but you aren’t eating as much.
7. Reduce your carbohydrate intake to 100 grams or lower. Count your carbs using an online tracker.
8. Substitute carbs with healthy fats to fill you up and feed your brain.
9. Find a support person who will exercise and change their eating habits with you.
10. Remember there will be days you fall - but these days don’t predict your results. You don’t fail until you stop trying.
Today, I take advantage of moments of confusion. Facing my doubts makes me wiser and stronger.
1. What is one important lesson my doubts have taught me?
2. How do I distinguish between cynicism and healthy skepticism?
3. What sometimes holds me back from exploring my doubts?
Fact or Fiction?
Bill Gates, originator of Microsoft software, aimed to be a millionaire by the time he was 30. However, he surpassed this goal by becoming a billionaire when he was 31. Bill joined a group of successful men who didn’t get a college degree, such as Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison and Abraham Lincoln. As a wealthy philanthropist, Bill believes in helping others. Thus far he’s donated $28 billion dollars to a variety of charities.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team