More than 4 in 10 cases* of cancer could be prevented through lifestyle changes such as not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, moving more and drinking less alcohol. Let's be clear on cancer, we can all take action to reduce our risk. Your health matters. Better health matters.
There's never been a better time to kickstart your health. Our modern world doesn't help us out, and unhealthy habits creep up and catch us out. To reduce our risk of cancer, we’ve got to switch out those unhealthy habits with healthy ones. Daily, we must make small changes and choices to reduce our risk.
When it's diagnosed early, treatment is more likely to be successful. If you have noticed any signs and symptoms of cancer, don't hesitate to speak to your GP.
Paul woke in a hospital bed having suffered a heart episode while celebrating a friend’s 50th birthday. “Obese and alcohol abuse were the words on my hospital release note that struck me between the eyes.” Paul took control of his lifestyle and now feels happier and healthier than ever.
Hannah was walking at Hengistbury Head one day when she took a breath and "sounded like a wheezy old accordion! I’d reached a point when I thought – 'why am I doing this to myself?'" She quit smoking and cut her risk. "There's nothing in me that would make me want to go back to smoking."
We've all got patterns and cravings that trip us up – there are too many to count! It’s easy to find ourselves stuck in a rut with no plan to get out. Let’s get intentional about our health.
What's your healthy living goal? To lose weight, drink less, move more or quit smoking? Bit by bit, little by little, you can achieve your goal. Make today the day you start your journey to better health.
Ready to take control of your unhealthy habits? We’re here to help. By completing our lifestyle assessment, you'll see how you fare against national guidelines. Our Advisors and Coaches are here to help you take each next step to LiveWell.
This campaign is a collaboration of LiveWell Dorset, Public Health Dorset, Active Dorset and Dorset Cancer Partnership. For more information about cutting your risk of cancer, please visit Cancer Matters Wessex.