During this time of social distancing and stay-at-home restrictions, many people have unhealthy habits which may lead to an increased risk for chronic conditions and cancer.
Jordan Henderson, survivorship nurse navigator with Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Medical City Healthcare, gives some tips on how to turn around the bad habits you may have accumulated.
- Living a sedentary life style
- Get moving again – walking, running and even standing when on the phone
- Limit screen time
- Increase safe sunlight exposure and practice sun safety
- Eating poorly
- Focus on a well-balanced diet by increasing your fruits, vegetables and proteins and reducing saturated fat
- Increase your water intake and decrease caffeine
- Limit junk food and choose healthier snacks
- Managing a stressful living situation
- Establish boundaries like having a start and stop tine for work
- Go outside
- Get enough sleep
- Increase virtual social interaction to stay in touch with friends and family
- Practice self–care
- Get you cancer screenings regularly
- Overuse of screen time
- Consider setting limits on screen time
- Decrease social media use for a digital break
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