Be Breast Aware

By Ter’race Blake

In observance of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is very important that we make sure our breast health is taken into consideration as we live our day to day life. Here are five tips that you can use throughout the day, week and month to keep your breast health in tip-top shape!

1. Conduct a Breast Self-Examination
Okay, before you roll your eyes or say that you forget to do this, remember that this is a super easy and important thing to do, because it helps you monitor any changes in your immediate breast health. The National Breast Cancer Foundation recommends that you do a self-exam once a month. You can do this while you’re taking a shower or even as you’re watching your favorite Netflix show!

2. Get Your Body Moving
According to Self.com, exercising at least three times a week will not only strengthen the muscles behind your breasts, but also reduce your risk of getting breast cancer.

3. What You Eat Counts
Although eating junk food is not linked to breast cancer, Breastcancer.org recommends eating healthy foods. This will provide you with the proper nutrition to help fight off breast cancer cells.

4. The Power Of Chocolate
Why am I telling you this right after I talked about nutrition?! Because it’s true! According to Self.com, eating chocolate, especially dark chocolate, helps in destroying cancer cells. #WINNING!

5. Talk To Your Doctor
Have any questions or concerns? Then talk to your doctor or health professional for more information about maintaining your breast health! They are the experts, after all.

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