01 October 2010

Pink + Ribbons = Healthy Boobs

Happy 25th Year!

In 2009, doctors expected that 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer would be diagnosed.

Many time breast cancer is hereditary, there are are some preventive measures that can be taken.

They include::

~ Decrease Your Daily Fat Intake :
Saturated and hydrogenated fats are particularly harmful. Eat leaner meats and limit the your consumption of red meat

~ Increase Your Fiber Intake :
Fiber can be found in whole grains, vegetables and fruit

~ Consume More Fresh Fruits and Vegetables :
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables can antioxidants that are beneficial for your health

~ Limit Alcohol Intake :
Research shows an increased risk of breast cancer in women who consume more than two alcoholic beverages daily

~ Exercise! Exercise! Exercise! :
Try to do at least thirty continuous minutes of cardio work four to five days of the week. Your workouts should be a combination of cardio, strength training and flexibility (i.e., yoga)

~ Do Not Smoke!! :
Smoking has not been shown to directly increase the risk of contracting breast cancer, but it can increase the chance of developing heart disease and others cancers that can spread to the breast

Remember, if you are over forty or have a predisposition for breast cancer,
~ Have an annual mammogram
~ Perform monthly self breast exams

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