7 Ways to Keep Your Breasts Healthy

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As caregivers, a lot of times we put ourselves last. Which is just so typical, right? Just like the rest of you, your boobs work hard. Don’t you think that it’s time that you give the girls a little TLC? Working towards optimum breast healthy will not only help prevent cancer but will also improve your overall wellbeing. Here are seven ways to keep the girls happy, healthy, and present.

  1. Exercise
    It seems pretty obvious, but exercising and maintaining a healthy weight both are huge in the preventing cancer realm. Not only because your overall health will improve, but the fat cells in your breasts also produce estrogen. An excess of this hormone can increase the risk of cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends at least 150 minutes of exercise per week, spread out. Just any form of cardio will suffice. It doesn’t need to be a chore.
  2. Chocolate anyone?
    You heard correctly, the speculations are pretty true! Researchers have found that dark chocolate interacts in such a way that causes cancerous cells to die but leave normal cells alone. As much as we would love for you to invest in a pool of dark chocolate after hearing this, don’t blame us for the mess!
  3. Lock up the alcohol
    We know, who wants all that chocolate but no wine? It has been proven that women who drink more than three drinks per day are about 1.5 times more likely to develop breast cancer. Just as it goes with anything in maintaining health, moderation is key.
  4. RELAX
    We know you’re on the go and your gray hair started growing at 18. Well, did you know that your constant stress can have a link to cancer? It isn’t an exact causal relationship, but those under great stress tend to turn to alcohol and overeating. Take up meditation, take a deep breath, or indulge in your favorite comedy. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep too.
  5. Stop smoking
    Smoking causes an increase risk factor for any cancers as well as lowering the survival rate of breast cancer, so love your body, love your breasts. Extinguish the cancer stick. The elasticity of your breasts will also stop giving out for perkier breasts!
  6. Eat your vegetables
    Dark leafy greens and most berries produce folic acid which helps repair DNA cells if they get damaged. This occurrence has also been linked to cancer. This also lowers the risk of estrogen-related cancers, which are rarer and in turn, more difficult to treat.
  7. Check, please!
    The most vital advice we can give you is to set up regular appointments for breast exams (about every three years) up until you hit 40. After 40, set up yearly mammograms. If breast cancer runs in your family, check with your doctor if mammograms should begin earlier. It’s important to know your body and to consult with a doctor if you are worried about an irregular lump or symptom. Touch yourself regularly, no really, it could save your life.

 

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