Big Bear Valley, CA, January 1, 2013 – Keeping your New Year’s resolutions throughout the year is easier when you get support. The American Cancer Society offers some tips that can help you change your life in the new year. Quit Smoking – People who quit smoking, regardless of their age, live longer than people who continue to smoke. Eat Healthy, Get Exercise, Lose Weight – Eating well along with being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight is the best defense against diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Volunteer – Regardless of sex, ethnicity or other demographics, people who give time to help others have proven longer life expectancies. Schedule necessary screenings and doctor appointments – As adults age, chances of being diagnosed with cancer and other medical conditions increase. Schedule necessary check-ups to catch cancers at their earliest stage.