Healthy living

Shape up and reduce your cancer risk

Be Delicious at Shine Night Walk

More than four in ten cancers in the UK could be prevented by lifestyle changes. Signing up to walk Shine Night Walk is a great opportunity to kick-start a healthier lifestyle. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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.

Keep active

Keeping up an active lifestyle doesn’t necessarily mean going to the gym or running long distances. Just half an hour of moderate exercise like walking, cycling, or dancing five days a week can have a positive effect on your health. Physical activity can reduce the risk of cancer. Get tips on staying active.

Mantain a healthy weight

Eating a healthy, balanced diet along with regular exercise can help to cut the chances of developing some types of cancer. We’ve teamed up with Weight Concern and put together Ten Top Tips for a healthy weight, to help you with your Shine Night Walk training. Take a look at our Ten Top Tips.

Drop the drink

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. For tips to help you cut down, visit Change4Life.

Questions about cancer?

Cancer Research UK provides clear and easy to understand information for people affected by cancer.

  • Visit CancerHelp UK for reliable, up-to-date information on cancer, treatments and the latest research.
  • Call our specialist cancer nurses freephone on 0808 800 4040 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
  • Visit Cancer Chat and share your information and experiences with others affected by cancer.