From the Wires
Tips to Reducing Holiday Stress from the National Foundation for Cancer Research
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 7, 2012 02:56 PM
BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays are filled with joy and quality time with family, but often stress can come along with it. Studies have shown the risk of getting cancer may increase due to long-term and high-level stress which weakens the immune system.
The National Foundation for Cancer Research has found that reducing one's stress level is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing cancer. Reducing stress can also help cut down on other related unhealthy behaviors such as over-eating or frequent consumption of alcohol.
"One of the best ways to reduce your risk of getting cancer is taking steps to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which includes not only nutritional and physical health, but also mental health," said NFCR's Chief Science Officer Michael Wang, Ph.D. "Stress is a detriment to a healthy lifestyle, and unfortunately it is often a side effect of the holiday season. With the help of our specialists, we've put together some tips this season so that you and your loved ones can enjoy a relaxing holiday together."
To reduce stress this holiday season, NFCR advises these tips:
About The National Foundation for Cancer Research
Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $300 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. NFCR's scientists are discovering cancer's molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure - cures for all types of cancer. For more information, please visit www.NFCR.org. The most convenient method to contribute to NFCR is to text "NFCR" to 20222 to make a $5 donation with the charge applied to their next cell phone bill. NFCR is about Research for a Cure—cures for all types of cancer. For more information, please visit www.NFCR.org.
Media Contact: Laura McClellan
SOURCE The National Foundation for Cancer Research
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