1st March – ADOPTING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Slogan: LIVE HEALTHILY, LIVE LONGER!
The more you smoke, the less fertile you become!
Everybody knows that smoking is unhealthy. However, you may not know that smoking can also make men and women less fertile.
Smoking affects each stage of the reproductive process and damages the DNA in both eggs and sperm.
If you smoke it will take you longer to get pregnant and your risk of having a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and preterm labour will increase. Moreover, your baby will be at a greater risk of poor growth during pregnancy and of birth defects of the heart, face, eye, the gastrointestinal tract and the musculoskeletal system.
If you smoke – quit and if you are having trouble getting pregnant – quit now!
Another important piece of news is that if you smoke you will go into the menopause earlier. A healthy lifestyle makes menopause safer!
Did you know that obesity increases your risk of developing cancer?
Obesity increases the risk of cancers of the breast (in post-menopausal women), ovary, uterus, colon, gallbladder, pancreas and kidney.
By maintaining a healthy weight you will reduce your risk of cancer.
Be careful what you eat and drink! Make healthy choices and exercise a lot!
Here are some tips:
- eat plenty of vegetables, fruit, lean protein and whole grains. Some types of food, such as broth-based soups, also help you to feel ”full” faster;
- limit drinks with a high sugar content, such as juices and soda;
- even a small increase in physical activity is good for you.
Did you know that your risk of breast cancer can be reduced by a healthy lifestyle?
Each woman has her own set of risk factors. You can create your own plan, with your health care professional, to lower your risk of getting cancer.
Eat the right food to keep your body healthy!
Limit your fat intake, processed meats, grilled and smoked food.
Drink alcohol with moderation!
You should limit yourself to no more than 1 glass of wine or beer a day.
As little as 75 to 150 minutes per week of brisk walking reduces your risk by 18%.