"Life's Simple 7" is a list of rules that, if followed, can slash your risk of dying from cancer or heart disease by up to 50%. In fact, just following six will do the job. Here are the 7...
1) Be physically active
2) Keep a healthy weight
3) Eat a healthy diet
4) Maintain healthy cholesterol levels
5) Keep your blood pressure down
6) Regulate blood sugar levels
7) Don't smoke
... Meet 6 of those factors and reduce cancer by 51%. Meet 4 and reduce your risk by 33%, or two and reduce it by 21%.
... The chart was originally compiled by the American Heart Association to prevent heart disease until research proved it also prevents cancer.
... Quitting smoking is a biggie. In fact, a Canadian study earlier this year found that those who give up smoking by age 44 can live almost as long as those who never smoked.