As many of you know, October is upon on us and that means women around the world are feeling for the signs and encouraging others to do so as well. Breast cancer isn’t to be taken lightly and can have a significant impact on one’s health and overall wellbeing. However, breast cancer prevention begins with a healthy lifestyle. Here are several habits that may reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Give up cigarettes and alcohol
It’s been found that even small amounts of cigarettes and alcohol may increase your risk of breast cancer. Try to limit your alcohol consumption to one or two drinks a week and completely cut out smoking from your lifestyle.
Being overweight increases your risk of developing breast cancer. Start watching what you eat at an early stage and exercise at least three to four times a week to stay in shape.
Maintain a healthy diet
While we can’t guarantee to eat healthily will completely diminish the probability of someone being diagnosed with breast cancer, we can assure you that maintaining a healthy lifestyle will decrease the risk of not only cancer but also other health problems.
This month and every month, we recommend giving up smoking and drinking, exercising regularly and eating a sufficient amount of fruits, vegetables, and nuts, as well as staying away from bad fats and refined sugars. Exercising and staying in shape can make a difference.
Don’t forget to get checked. Early detection saves lives.