MIND YOUR MELONS – 6 TIPS FOR PREVENTING BREAST CANCER
October 03, 2016
Bodyblendz is all about getting to know your body better (#doyouevenscrub ;) but you’re the babe who knows your body best. This season follow the rules for whatever it takes to feel better and live longer – even if it means one less cocktail, and one more green juice.
Life’s busy and it’s far too easy to put your health on the back burner – we get it. When caught early though, the survival rate for breast cancer is over 90%, and that’s worth a few minutes of a babe’s time.
Here are 6 tips for getting proactive about cancer prevention with healthier habits.
IMPROVE YOUR FOOD:
Control inflammation and insulin levels by choosing a high-fiber diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, vitamins A, D, and E, and healthy proteins and fats. Cut out sugary, processed, insulin-raising food, which can increase breast cancer risk.
CUT BACK ON COCKTAILS:
Research shows a 10% increase in breast cancer risk for every 10 grams of alcohol (one standard drink) consumed on average each day. Try to limit alcohol or swap for healthier alternatives. Go for anything high in antioxidants like green tea.
KEEP ON MOVIN:
Its been shown that even just 30 minutes of regular exercise might reduce breast cancer risk by as much as 10-20%, not to mention it is an incredible stress reliever. Whether you treadmill before work or yoga to wind down, make time to move.
BE BREAST SAVVY:
Whether it’s you, you’re honey, or your doc, commit to doing early detection work by becoming familiar with your breasts’ size, shape, color, and texture. That way should any concerning changes arise, you’ll be self-aware enough to notice them.
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PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH:
We’re inspired by megababes with a mission and message. Follow in the footsteps of warriors who overcame breast cancer. Whether it’s someone you know, or wish you knew (Angelina Jolie!), become an empowered, healthy lifestyle advocate like them.