Shape up and reduce your cancer risk
Did you know that more than four in ten cancers in the UK could be prevented by lifestyle changes? Shine is a great opportunity to kick-start a healthier lifestyle.
Give up smoking
Smoking is the single biggest cause of cancer in the world and accounts for one in four UK cancer deaths. Get advice and support for giving up before your Shine event and you’ll soon notice how much healthier you feel.
You don’t have to go to the gym or run long distances, just half an hour of moderate activity such as walking, cycling, dancing, skating or even doing housework five days a week can have a positive impact on your health.
Physical activity is a really important part of a healthy lifestyle and can help to reduce the risk of breast, womb and bowel cancer. The more active you are, the more you can reduce the risk of cancer. Get more tips on staying active.
Keep a healthy weight
Many people are surprised to learn that aside from not smoking, keeping a healthy weight is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of cancer. Eating a healthy, balanced diet together with physical activity can help to cut the chances of developing some types of cancer.
We have teamed up with Weight Concern to produce ten top tips for a healthy weight. We’ve even created handy wallet cards and tape measures. Order yours today to help with your training and preparation for Shine.
Lose the booze
Did you know that alcohol can cause seven different types of cancer? The more you cut down on alcohol, the more you reduce the risk of cancer and you'll probably feel a lot better too. Track your drinking with our alcohol gadget.
More tips and support
If you have questions about cancer you can call our nurses on freephone 0808 800 4040 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.