Saturday, October 23, 2010


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I can not let the month go by without this recognition. We all have been touched by breast cancer either directly or indirectly through relatives and friends. Today might be a good time to do a little research. This is one issue that can’t be swept under the rug. There are risk factors for breast cancer that we can not do anything but accept. If your mom had breast cancer that is a given. There are a few thing that we can do in an effort to stay healthy even though there are no guarantees.

Being physically active does so many good things for your body. If you have been inactive for a while see your doctor before beginning an exercise program and then aim for 30 minutes a day. Break a sweat.

Think about what you are putting in your body. Eat fewer high fat foods. Instead, have a variety of fruits and vegetables and whole grains. We know all of this.

Check out some of the popular websites (search breast cancer awareness month) and you’ll find plenty to better understand the relationship between pre and postmenopausal weight gain, estrogen and breast cancer.

See this as a reminder that if you have slipped back to the couch with the chips and cheese, it’s time to get moving again. If you never got off the couch in the first place, this might be a wake-up call.