Part II of Scope Out Your Colon
Making Simple Changes
Lifestyle is yet another determining factor of colorectal cancer, but it is also one factor that is easy to change through simple steps such as diet and increased physical activity.
People who lead an inactive lifestyle void of regular exercise are more at risk for colon cancer as are those who are overweight or obese. The same is true of those who smoke. Studies suggest that smokers are more likely to die from colorectal cancer than those who do not smoke.
Lower Your Risk
You can lower your risk of ...
Life is busy. We become so consumed with our jobs, families and responsibilities of our day-to-day hectic schedules. However, we often forget to stop and take a closer look at our health and responsibility to ourselves.
As we age, our bodies become more dependent on our self-maintenance whether it be through lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, or following through with routine age appropriate medical checks such as colonoscopies.
A colonoscopy is a test in which a doctor looks through a lighted tube into the colon after the person has been sedated. The importance of this crucial test is ...