This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are vital facts you need to know about your breast health. Early detection is key! We also spotlight some of the items you can purchase that donate money towards the Susan G. Komen Foundation and finding a cure. Keep reading for the information you need to know and how to protect yourself and your family.
Screenings are vital. Many people are still not getting regular mammograms. New research shows that the disease may not even be hereditary; the disease affects women with no family history in 75% of the cases! Why haven’t you been screened yet?
Reduce the Risk. Diet and exercise are important no matter what, but in the case of breast cancer prevention, there are studies that suggest they are even more vital than previously believed. Incorporate whole grains, lean protein sources and seafood into your diet. A lean piece of chicken on spinach or salmon with a whole grain side dish is tasty and ideal! After your meal, take a walk. Even just two days of exercise a week can reduce your chances of developing breast cancer. Try yoga or hiking and utilize your gym’s indoor pool during the cooler months! Make the time, even when you are busy – a limited amount of healthy activities could possibly save your life, not to mention reduce stress.
Take a Walk. Looking for active ways to help the work towards a cure? Search for a race towards the cure near your city or get prepped for next year’s run!
Support Others. Do you have a friend with breast cancer? Are you unsure of how to console and support your friend or family member? Take a look at this article for advice about how to cope AND support her!
Spend and Save. Save lives, that is. Every October, companies provide items that go towards the support of women with breast cancer and funding the programs that search for a cure. Sparkling ICE sparkling water beverages have a terrific pink grapefruit variety that displays the pink ribbon on their bottles- a portion of the proceeds go towards finding a cure. The flavor is fresh and clean and it has zero calories to boot!
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Palmer’s will donate 15 percent of their sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure with a minimum donation of $100,000. They have created specially-marked pink bottles of their products. This includes everything from their Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion and the Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick to the Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Butter.
Donate. Click here to make a donation to Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Looking for more facts about breast cancer, how it happens, and why? Take a look at this overview of the disease and take these tips for giving yourself a self-exam.