4. Physical Activity

  • Doing activities that make your heart pump blood faster, helps reduce your risk of cancer and other diseases.​
  • Teens need 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
  • Adults need 150 minutes of physical activity weekly.

Get more information:


Center for Disease and Control

National Cancer Institute

2. Avoiding Tobacco

  • Tobacco includes cigarettes, cigars, hookah, chewing tobacco, snuff, and e-cigarettes or vape.
  • The best way to prevent tobacco-related cancer and heart disease is to NOT start using tobacco.
  • Tobacco smoke has more than 7,000 chemicals, with 70 chemicals known to cause cancer.

Get more information:


American Cancer Society

National Cancer ​Institute


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5. Skin Cancer Protection​

  • Protecting your skin from sun burn can lower your risk of getting skin cancer.
  • Wearing sun screen, clothes that cover your skin, and staying in the shade are all ways you can protect your skin from harmful sun rays. 

Get more information:

Skin Cancer Foundation

American Cancer Society ​

1. HPV Vaccine

  • The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can cause 6 types of cancer.
  • 14 million people become newly infected with this virus every year. 
  • The HPV vaccine helps prevent the cancers caused by the HPV virus.

Get more information:


   National Cancer Institute   

          Centers for Disease and Control        

3. Healthy Eating

  • ​​Eating healthy foods and less "junk food" can help you feel good and prevent cancer.  Think about these tips when choosing what you eat and drink!
    • Eat more fruits & veggies
    • Drink more water & dairy and less sugary drinks
    • Eat more whole grains

Get more information:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

American Cancer Society