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.

Exercise routines

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.

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!

1. Source: MD Anderson Center website
(http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-topics/survivorship/nutrition-and-exercise/index.html)

2. Source: Mayo Clinic website
(http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometrial-cancer/basics/prevention/con-20033696)