6. EAT MORE FRUITS, VEGETABLES, FIBER, AND CALCIUM.
Research suggests that eating a diet rich in plant foods lowers your risk of cancers of the colon, pancreas, and prostate, which is an awesome reason to eat more fruits and green leafy veggies every day.
7. BE MORE ACTIVE.
Being physically active is associated with a significantly reduced risk of esophageal cancers, liver cancer, gastric cardia cancer (a type of stomach cancer), kidney cancer, myeloid leukemia, myeloma, and cancers of the head and neck, rectum, and bladder.
Most notably, a 2009 meta-analysis of 52 large-scale studies found that physically active adults had a 24 percent lower risk of developing colon cancer, relative to couch potatoes who lounge around binging on TV shows all day.
Why? Because working out improves immune function, clears carcinogens out of your gastrointestinal tract faster, and reduces inflammation.
Now you have something to feel guilty about if you skip the gym one too many times.
8. AVOID UV EXPOSURE.
Having some nice, warm fun in the sun is fantastic, but it’s less fun when you know 95 percent of all cases of melanoma are attributed to UV radiation.
Luckily, it’s extremely easy to limit your exposure to UV radiation! All you need to do is avoid the sun when its rays are the strongest — between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. — and protect your skin with a hat and sunscreen when you go outside.
Stay healthy, fellas.
H/T: Men’s Health