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  • Writer's pictureTammy Taylor

Rock The Pink ~ Its Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With October kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to highlight some healthy tips on breast cancer prevention.

Follow these tips, in addition to screening and early detection methods, to keep healthy and increase your chances of staying healthy.

  • Eat healthy. Embrace a diet high in vegetables and low in sugared drinks, refined carbohydrates, and fatty foods. Eat lean protein such as fish or chicken breast and eat red meat in moderation, if at all.

  • Keep active! Increased physical activity, even when begun later in life, can reduce overall breast-cancer risk. All it takes is moderate exercise like a 30-minute walk five days a week to get this protective effect.

  • Avoid alcohol. Alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Women should limit intake to no more than one drink per day, regardless of the type of alcohol.

  • Give up cigarettes. Some research suggests that long-term smoking is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in some women. Need help quitting? Reference some online resources so you can find support.

  • Rock That Pink. Why not rock some pink and join a local Breast Cancer Walk near you? You get to better your health and also make a difference by joining folks wanting to kick cancer to the curb!

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