Lifestyle Changes

Research shows that a healthy lifestyle can decrease the risk of recurrence.

Components of a healthy lifestyle include:

  • Limiting sun exposure
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Adopting a physically active lifestyle (30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity at least 5 days a week)
  • Reducing alcohol use
  • Quitting smoking
  • Eating a healthy diet (low in red meat and processed foods) that emphasizes plant sources

Talk with your doctor and partner with your family or a friend to help you stick with a healthy lifestyle plan that works for you.

Content medically-reviewed by members of the Fight Colorectal Cancer Medical Advisory Board, February 2014

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