Health

Control your blood pressure

Eat healthily

Manage stress

Get enough sleep

Undergo medical check-ups regularly

Matters of the Heart

cardiovascular disease

While heart disease can be fatal, it can also be managed by adopting a healthy lifestyle – the earlier, the better. And there are some actions you can take that can decrease your risk of having a heart attack in the future.

Paying attention to a few key symptoms could save your life.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

You pay for convenience.

We all lead remarkably busy lives and we are always looking for ways to complete tasks quicker and easier. The reality is that most of us will buy the packet of ready-to-cook pumpkin instead of a whole pumpkin that still needs to be peeled and prepared before cooking. Time is a luxury that not all of us have, but buying ingredients in its most original form is a great way to save a buck or two.

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over the course of several years and,
if left untreated, can cause serious
health complications. Yet it can be
controlled and there are ways to
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Ovarian Cancer: The Silent Killer

Ovarian Cancer: The Silent Killer

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speaks to us about her medical journey, how she overcame her health challenges through sheer
determination and resilience, and
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Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

While heart disease can be fatal, it can also be managed by adopting a healthy lifestyle – the earlier, the better. And there are some actions you can take that can decrease your risk of having a heart attack in the future.

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Make Your Lunch Box CANSA Smart

Make Your Lunch Box CANSA Smart

The lunch box is a tool for setting up healthy eating habits for life, so it is really important to think about all the foods that are packed into your lunch box. Remember every little bit counts. Small steps can make a big difference.

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Keep Fighting Cancer at CANSA Shavathon

Keep Fighting Cancer at CANSA Shavathon

We’re super excited for Shavathon too, as this is the first year that Shavathon events will take place from 27 February to 27 March 2021 – a whole month of “Colours Speaking Louder than Words” and showing that we are behind those affected by cancer by shaving, spraying or donating hair. COVID-19 might have centre stage, but cancer is still a reality.

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Hypertension

Eating the right diet to lower high blood pressure. A diet based on vegetarian or vegan food is suitable for both the prevention and treatment of hypertension.

Choose vegetable protein

Switch to a plant-based diet

Maintain a healthy weight

Engage in sufficient physical activity

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