Diet and Exercise
Maintaining a proper diet and exercise regimen can be your best defense
against certain gynecological cancers, not to mention heart disease and
diabetes. Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans,
as well as exercising regularly, are good measures for warding off disease.
Hoag Family Cancer Institute offers complimentary nutrition services for
cancer patients. If you’d like to schedule a consultation with one
of Hoag’s Registered Dietitians, please call 949-764-8369.
Maintaining a healthy weight through a regular exercise routine can also
help to prevent uterine cancer. Obesity increases your risk, so it’s
important to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
1. Source: MD Anderson Center website
If you need to lose weight, your best bet is increasing your physical
activity and reducing the number of calories you eat each day. Adding
physical activity into your daily routine by making time for exercise
most days of the week may reduce your risk of uterine cancer. Shoot for
30 minutes of exercise most days of the week and you’ll be in good
shape. If you can fit more into your schedule, all the better!
2. Source: Mayo Clinic website