Healthy Bites for April:
Cancer Control Month
There's no magic bullet to preventing cancer, but research shows up to two-thirds of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, physical inactivity and poor diet. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for almost one in every four deaths. April is Cancer Control Month, a good time to start reducing your risk by making healthier choices that will lead to a longer, healthier life. Read this month's newsletter for tips for eating healthy, being physically active, and getting screened.
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Colon Cancer Awareness and Prevention. There are several ways to help reduce your risk and prevent colon cancer. Many of these strategies focus on healthy lifestyle practices such as eating healthy, limiting alcohol, not smoking, and being physically active.
Tools and Calculators. In this section you'll find interactive tools, quizzes, and videos to help you learn more about ways to lower your risk for cancer or find it early.
Cancer Screening Guidelines. American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer for most adults.
Stay Away from Tobacco. Quitting tobacco is not easy, but it can be done. Whether you're a smoker, someone who uses smokeless tobacco, or just someone trying to help a friend or loved one, you'll find the information you need in this section.
Weight Management Resources from UNL Food. Weight management is about balancing calories consumed with the calories our body "burns off." It is important to consume foods that keep our calories at a desirable level and that also provide sufficient nutrients to keep us healthy. These articles and links provide guidance on choosing foods and planning an activity level for your optimum weight.
Walk Nebraska Newsletters. Each month these newsletters cover a variety of topics related to getting active by walking year round.
UNL Extension Calendar – National Food Days, Weeks, and Months for April.