With just a few days left of 2017, many of us find ourselves indulging in retrospection and reevaluating the year that was. A new year is always a great time to “start over” and resolve to find ways to do better in the year ahead. But how does having cancer, or a loved one with cancer, impact how we look at the New Year?
We’ve put together the top five resolutions for you or a loved one who may be battling cancer.
- Resolve to attend to your body’s needs. Cancer takes a toll on the body, so make the decision to do your best to support your body’s healing process. Take the necessary steps to ensure long-term wellness by making healthier, smarter choices. Woman’s Cancer Rehabilitation is designed specifically to improve your quality of life. Learn more!
- Resolve to learn about and practice healthy nutrition. In the coming year, focus on eating more of what your body needs and less on trying not to eat certain foods. While your appetite and cravings may be altered, make smarter eating a priority. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Attend the Surviving Cancer, Living Well- Plant Based Eating seminar.
- Resolve to get moving. Physical activity is certain to make you feel better and can reduce several cancer-related risks. Try increasing your daily movement, even if it’s for only five or ten minutes. Whether you want to focus on building strength or reducing stress and fatigue, there are programs for you. Learn more!
- Resolve to get support. Family and friends are great support pillars; however, it may be valuable to talk to others who are going through the same things you are. There are several support options near you. Click here to learn more.
- Resolve to manage your fear of recurrence. The New Year is a great opportunity for change, and that includes how you think about cancer. Talk to your health care provider to find out your risk of recurrence and remember that risks are based on averages and don’t necessarily apply to you, specifically. To help change your mindset, it may be good to talk about your fears. Breast cancer survivors, click here. GYN cancer survivors, click here.