Keep your weight within the healthy range and avoid weight gain in later life.
This can help to protect against 12 types of cancer. Visit our Risk Factors section to find out more.
Following four simple steps can make all the difference. If you’re overweight, losing even a few pounds will make a positive difference to your health.
Feel fuller on fewer calories by swapping high-calorie processed foods such as biscuits, cakes, crisps and fast foods like pizza, chip and burgers, for fibre-rich wholegrains, vegetables, pulses and fruit.
Too much of almost any food can cause you to gain weight. So only eat when you’re hungry and opt for smaller serving sizes to make it easier to control how much you’re eating.
Food labels include lots of useful information to help us make healthier choices. Use the front-of-pack traffic light label to see, at a glance, if a food is high, medium or low in fat, sugar and salt. You can also use food labels to compare calorie content and see how many servings are in a pack.
Cutting down on screen time (time spent doing sedentary activities like watching television or using a computer) and keeping active can help you to maintain a healthy weight.
CANCER HEALTH CHECK
Answer a few simple questions to find out how your lifestyle could be making you attractive to cancer