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Great River, New York 11739-9006
The mission of the Suffolk County Cancer Prevention and Health Promotion Coalition is to provide actionable
residents regarding healthy lifestyles and environmental risk factors in order to prevent cancer and other chronic
The Coalition also seeks to increase access to care for all county residents by providing education and
The vision of the Suffolk County Cancer Prevention and Health Promotion Coalition is to improve the lives of
county residents by
creating a healthier community in which cancer and other chronic diseases are minimized.
Spring-Start Your Healthy Lifestyle
Warmer weather makes it easy to take some simple steps that will help you reduce your risk of cancer.
Spring is a great time to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine, such as going for a walk during your lunch break. An active lifestyle helps to reduce your risk of both colon and breast cancer. CDC recommends 150 minutes of moderate activity a week, the equivalent of 30 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember that you can divide your activity up into multiple shorter sessions throughout the day.
Eating healthy foods also reduces your risk of cancer. Farmer’s markets are a great way to buy fresh local produce and may offer you the chance to experiment with new healthy and tasty foods. It is best to eat more fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans and lean protein and to avoid processed meat and foods.
Because you may find yourself spending more time outside, it is important to protect your skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. While exposure to sunlight can increase vitamin D levels, too much sun can increase your risk of skin cancers, including melanoma. Follow these steps to protect yourself:
To see the Suffolk County Fitness Nutrition Resource Guide, visit:
To see a schedule of farmers markets on Long Island, visit
For more information about preventing skin cancer, visit:
Looking for more healthy tips? See our Top Ten Recommendations Brochure:
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