Good Advice for Anyone … but Especially if you have Breasts

There are so many articles and events this month for National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here’s the latest article from the American Cancer Society http://img.delivery.net/cm50content/19439/63076/LP/2-1/article_Featured_EN.html?utm_campaign=octoberexpanded&utm_medium=email&utm_source=fullserve-20131013-corpcenter-healthylivingexpansion-octoberexpanded&utm_content=acxiom

Let me make their 5 points for Healthy Breasts. If you want to “thrive” in this world … take care of your breasts.

1. Watch your weight — extra weight makes you at a higher risk

2. Exercise regularly. You don’t need a gym. You can walk … it’s free and it’s exhilarating. It’s my favorite choice.

3. Limit your alcohol intake. I might drink a glass of wine a couple of times a week. Period. You don’t need more than that unless you have a physical condition that the doctor has prescribed red wine for.

4. Avoid hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Taking it causes a higher risk of breast cancer.

5. Get your mammograms or ultasounds regularly. NOTE: Since I had “lumpy” breasts, my breast tumor(s) never showed up on mammograms … so I always have an ultrasound done to be sure.

So, what does all this have to do with Thriving? You want to have your best life ever. That means preventing illness when you can be proactive about it. It also means taking charge of how you live your life after you’ve had cancer. You are very much responsible for how you live.

Until next time.

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