New Year, New You: Cancer.org Can Help

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It’s that time of year again. The time when many of us set new goals, start positive lifestyle changes, or seek to improve our lives in one way or another. Whether you choose to make a New Year’s resolution or not – now is a great time to take a look at your health and habits and think about what you could be doing better.

But sometimes it is hard to know where to start. Cancer.org offers a wealth of information to help you be healthy. Here’s a roundup of our 10 most popular health and wellness articles to get you going:

If you’re trying to quit smoking: Kicking the habit is hard. But our guide to quitting smoking walks you through all you need to know about how to successfully stop.

If you’re working on cutting calories: Eating the right amount of nutritious foods can help you get to and stay at a healthy weight – which is important to your overall health and can help prevent cancer. Use our calorie counter tool to get an estimate of how many calories you need.

If you’re looking for motivation to lose weight: If you are trying to lose weight this year and need some extra motivation, review our information about how being overweight or obese can raise your risk for certain types of cancer.

If you’re getting up to speed on tests to help prevent or find cancer early: Certain types of cancer can be found early or even prevented entirely through the appropriate use of screening tests. Review the American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer to find out about tests you may benefit from.

If you’re examining the health of your skin: Checking your skin once a month can help you keep an eye out for anything abnormal that should be reported to your doctor. Use our Skin Self-exam Gallery to learn how to properly examine your skin.

If you’re reducing alcohol intake: Drinking too much alcohol can cause numerous health issues. This includes raising your risk for cancer. Review our information about alcohol use and cancer to better understand the impact and what the American Cancer Society recommends.

If you’re seeking support for being a caregiver: If you are caring for a family member or loved one with cancer or another disease, you are likely facing a number of challenges. It’s important to take care of yourself and get the support you need. Review our information on caregiving to get tips and resources to help you through.

If you’re helping someone else stop smoking: It’s a challenge to help someone stop the addictive habit of smoking. Follow our do’s and don’ts tips to help make the process easier.

If you’re sprucing up your exercise and eating habits: Perhaps you want to exercise more this year or improve your eating habits – or maybe you are looking to completely overhaul your health habits. Reviewing the American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention will give you a roadmap to improving your physical activity levels and food choices.

If you’re striving to sit less: Numerous studies over the past several years have found that sitting too much is bad for your health. Read what a recent American Cancer Society study found about time spent sitting and cancer risk.

Regardless of your health goals, cancer.org is here to help. For more tips and insights, explore our feature stories covering a range of health topics and our Stay Healthy section.