cancer-preventionMany cancers can be prevented by leading a healthier lifestyle – by eating nutritious food and getting regular exercise.


Here are some simple tips that can help you lower your risk of cancer:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.  These can be fresh, frozen, canned, cooked or raw. A good tip is to always ensure that your plate consists of at least two thirds plant-based foodsdiet-and-exercise-eat-well
  • Eat more fibre – switch to brown bread, wholemeal pasta and brown rice rather than whitediet-and-exercise-bread
  • Aim for under 6g of salt per day as high salt intake is linked to stomach cancer
  • Eat less red meat like mince and less processed meat such as sausages, bacon and salami
  • Cut back on foods high in fat and sugar
  • If you drink alcohol reduce your intake, or try to stop


Click here for more about healthy eating.

Click here for info about physical activity.


We offer a range of cancer prevention services for schools, community groups and workplaces. To find out more download our Keeping Well services leaflet or contact the team on 028 9066 3281 or