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Ditch These 5 Habits to Improve Your Health

We all have bad habits, but did you know they may be negatively impacting your health? Check out these five bad habits and learn how your quality of life could change as soon as you kick them:

Steps to Help You Quit Smoking

Are you a current smoker interested in getting ideas about how to tame your cravings as you become a non-smoker? Take the Stop Smoking Quiz from the American Cancer Society to determine what kind of smoker you are and what steps are most likely to help you kick the habit.

Taking Care of Your Heart

Cardiovascular disease – including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure – is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is also a leading cause of disability, preventing many Americans from working and enjoying family activities. While certain risk factors, like getting older or having a family history of heart disease, cannot be changed, each of us does have the power to control a variety of factors that can reduce the likelihood of heart attacks and stroke.

6 Tips to Lower Your Chance of Developing Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. While these statistics may be startling, the good news is that 75 percent of all colon cancers can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices. Learn six ways you can lower your risk for developing colorectal cancer.

American Heart Month

Although we recognize February as American Heart Month, we need to take care of our hearts year round. It is never too late to tackle your heart risk factors. It is also never too early since heart disease can begin in childhood. We are all different, so it is important to improve our health habits, partner with a health care provider, and develop an individual plan that works best for us.