The cancer statistics is out and they can be scary. According to the Truth About Cancer website (https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/cancer-in-young-adults/), close to 10% of all deaths of young people in United States are due to cancer.
A study of Swiss women ages 25-39 shows an increase of about 50% of breast cancer cases within just 2 years. Currently each year, about 60,000 young Americans are diagnosed with cancer. To top it all off, there is no significant change in the cancer survival rate of young people in the last decade.
With today’s environmental toxins, lifestyle, and eating habits, there is no surprise that rates of cancer is high among young adults. The worse part about this is that there is a certain social stigma that comes with being diagnosed with cancer for people in their 20s and 30s.
If the statistics is striking enough for you, it’s a good thing. This means you have to make a decision now to live a lifestyle that will help you to be cancer-free. Keep in mind that having healthy choices at an early age will resonate when you get older. Do yourself a favor and opt for a wholesome lifestyle that your future self will thank you for.
Get rid of these things to be cancer-free:
1.) Get rid of those death sticks
Contrary to popular belief, cigarette smoking is not only bad news to your lungs. It is also one of the main causes of cancers of the kidney, esophagus, stomach, larynx, cervix, mouth, rectum, and throat to name a few. It is literally a death stick and it is best to keep it away from you.
2.) Fast food equates to fast health decline
Not only are fast food joints selling processed food high in trans-fat, sugar, and carbohydrates – three ingredients for cancer. These quick meals also lead to clogged arteries, heart problems, and digestive conditions. You want to be cancer-free? Give your body the healthy, well-prepared food that it deserves. If you eat trash, you will accumulate trash.
Nothing goes well with stress. It derails your productivity at work, it damages your relationships, and it increases your risk to cancer and a host of other diseases. Unfortunately, modern life has managed to ensure that there is stress wherever you go. What you can do is to manage how you react to stressful situations. When you are feeling overwhelmed, removing yourself from the situation and taking the time to breathe and walk in nature are two of the best things you can do. Also, invest time on meditation and journal writing.
Have more of these to be cancer-free:
1.) Lots and lots of water
Nothing beats water when it comes to detoxifying your body. Drink lots of water from glass containers or BPA-free plastic. It is also best to check your water source if you are drinking straight from the tap. If you are not sure about the water source, reverse osmosis filtration is a good way to guarantee that you are drinking clean water.
2.) Exercise more and lose weight
Losing weight is not only for you to impress your date. Maintaining a healthy weight by eating nutritious food and staying physically active will greatly decrease your risk of developing cancer. At the same time, being sedentary has adverse effects to your health. Devote at least 30 minutes a day for an exercise of your choice. You may also want to walk around for about five to ten minutes for each hour you spend sitting in front of the computer.
3.) Have routing checkups
At the end of the day, prevention is still better than cure. Visiting your doctor for a Pap smear or a colonoscopy once every three years is a good practice you need to maintain for the rest of your life.
The statistics also show that it is possible to avoid more than half of the cancer deaths in the United States each year. This means you can stop cancer from happening. Try these tips and live a generally healthy lifestyle to increase the probability that you will be cancer-free.
Of course you should quite smoking right away to avoid the risk of diseases such as cancer, but it is easier said than done. Some people use the help of e-cigarettes, so let’s talk about it.
9 Little Known Facts About E-cigarettes
E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among traditional smokers as they are a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes or tobacco.
An e-cigarette is a battery-powered smoking device designed to feel and look like a regular cigarette. It uses a cartridge to contain flavoring, nicotine and other chemicals. It uses a heating element to atomize a liquid known as e-juice and produces a tobacco-free vapor.
In order to help you understand where e-cigarettes come from and why are they very popular today, below are some interesting facts that many users still do not know about.
1. It began in China.
While the first prototype was developed in the early 60s, the e-cigarette we know and come to love today was developed by a group of chinese pharmacists in 2003 from a company called Ruyan.
The invention later on made its way to the USA in 2007 where it immediately gained popularity among people who seek to quit using traditional smoking.
2. One disposable unit will last you 40x longer than a traditional cigarette.
A disposable e-cigarette can last longer than your traditional cigarette. This means you save more money and you spend less time running to a gas station just to buy a new pack.
On an average chronic smoker, an e-cigarette use will cost about $500 per year while real cigarettes will cost you more or less $1000 per year.
3. E-cigarettes use little to no nicotine.
An E-liquid cartridge ranges in nicotine stretch. Some have zero nicotine while others have very little. This will depend on the user, whether he or she prefers to buy e-liquids with nicotine or not.
4. They can be toxic.
While an average cigarette contains about 4000 chemicals and 48 known carcinogens, e-cigarettes are not entirely non-toxic. Some users utilize liquid nicotine – an addictive substance that can be lethal when ingested, inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
If you prefer e-liquids with nicotine, make sure that you purchase one that is in a sealed container to ensure your safety, including the people around you.
5. Vaping is allowed in some smoke-free areas.
Because the vapor released in e-cigarettes are generally considered harmless, they are usually allowed in places where smoking is prohibited. This is great news for those people who had to walk distances just to find a smoking area near their offices.
The regulations however vary in certain cities in the US. Other venues banned e-cigarettes as a precaution because some products do contain nicotine and some users prefer their vaping experience with this chemical.
6. It turns off.
Unlike the regular tobacco where you only need a lighter to smoke it, an e-cigarette needs to be recharged as soon as the battery drains and some users have complained about charging and replacing their batteries too often. But this also depends on the quality of the unit purchased. Poorly manufactured brands will surely rip you off.
7. There are some safety concerns.
Many health experts and regulatory agencies are unsure about the safety of an e-cigarette device. While there are hundreds of companies in the United States that are only selling electronic cigarettes, manufacturers do not disclose any health and safety claims about their products. Because of this, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned about quality control.
8. They are expensive at the beginning.
E-cigarettes come in a different range of prices. This depends on the model, style and brand. A typical starter kit can cost you between $60 to $150. This will include an e-cigarette device, a battery and several cartridges.
Using an e-cigarette will eventually become cheaper than smoking tobacco when you start buying the e-liquid in bulk and refill your own cartridges.
9. Some minors can still buy them.
Although many health practitioners discourage minors to use e-cigarettes, some of them can still get their hands on them. Right now, it is illegal to sell e-cigarettes to minors in 10 states while legislation is still pending in other states.
Just a couple of years ago, e-cigarettes were uncommon and are difficult to find. Now, many people use them for different reasons and they can be found almost everywhere in the market. If you are planning to use e-cigarettes, make sure to conduct your research on the best brands and products sold today. In this way, your money does not go to waste.