3 exercises to build your confidence
• Break down goals into smaller tasks—this makes setting them more manageable by focusing on each individual step, and celebrating each achievement.
• Review evidence—don’t let fear and anxiety take over. Be proud of past accomplishments and compliment yourself regularly.
• Ask loved ones—the people in your life are there because they care about you. They see the strengths that you cannot.
Is it ultra-processed?
The foods we eat can be broken down into three categories: Unprocessed (whole foods like fresh fruits/vegetables, eggs, meat, and rice); Processed (cheeses, canned goods with additives, and meat preserved with salt), and Ultra-processed (any food containing added colours, sugars, salts and preservatives with no nutritional benefits). Ultra-processed foods typically offer convenience and are tasty but never very nutritious. Diets high
in ultra-processed food also increase the risk of colorectal cancer.
Signs of abnormal moles
Follow the ABCDE technique when checking for cancerous moles.
Asymmetry: Healthy moles are symmetrical (equally sized).
Border: the mole’s border is crooked, irregular or jagged.
Colour: the mole is more than one colour
Diameter: width of mole is greater than 6mm (size of a pencil eraser).
Evolution: mole is constantly changing in size, shape and colour.
Seek the advice of a health care professional for any questionable moles or lumps.