Monday, 8 February 2016

You Should Probably Read This

This is a post that has been a few days coming. It will become apparent why as you read on. The following is all from me, This is not some circular I am forwarding on

Last Thursday was my dad's birthday. February the 4th was also World Cancer Day. The irony was not lost on me and when he saw the adverts for it before he started to do little more than sleep, I don't think it was lost on my dad either. There have been a lot of adverts that have just made me cringe lately, that's daytime TV for you I guess. They aim to guilt trip you into spending money. I don't want your money. I don't want you to give money to charity because you have read this (although it is fine by me if you can give money too). I want you to do something about your lifestyle so your family won't have to sit there and watch you die like I am watching my father die.
This is a list of things you can do to dramatically reduce your risk of cancer.

1. eat a healthy, balanced diet.
2. maintain a healthy weight.
3. stay physically active.
4. drink less alcohol.
5. stop smoking.
6. protect your skin from sun damage.
7. know your body.
Or you can go here for more detailed advice.

As I am finishing this off, my dad is sleeping peacefully, if not noiselessly whilst we listen to Clair de Lune.