I (Carol) recently took a course in acupuncture for the cancer patient at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Care. Here are the key points to protect your health:
What we eat makes a difference on who gets cancer and who doesn’t. Bottom line, consume a LOT of antioxidants, and eat a balance of all the food groups.
And, drink plenty of water.
Mega-doses do not reflect normal physiologic activity, so stay within your nutritional requirements, and better yet, try to get the most from food.
The more you move, the healthier you will be.
Maintaining blood flow throughout the body, from the brain to the fingertips, and all the bony and soft tissue and the organs, will facilitate normal physiologic activity, and prevent free radical damage.
Recommended types of exercise: aerobic exercise combined with anabolic exercises.
Recommended time: 210-420 min/week, or 30-60 min/day, every day.
Take-away: challenging your body on a regular basis will maintain strength and flexibility.
➢ BODY MASS INDEX (BMI): weight in relation to height.
Aim for lean: ideal range is 21-23.
SUMMARY: Do all of the above in moderation. Don’t get crazy, reaching beyond your ability and time at the moment. Just keep moving and try to eat the right foods to optimize longevity.
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