It’s still breast cancer awareness month and we continue our unconditional show of love. We want to show you ways to reduce your chances of getting breast cancer by giving you some helpful tips. We really hope this helps someone and gives you some insight into what you could do to stay healthy.
Here are 5 ways to reduce your chances of getting breast cancer
Get moving. Exercise as often as you can to keep your body active and reduce the toxins in your body. Regular exercise does not only keep your weight off, but it also reduces your risk of getting breast cancer too.
Toxins from fumes, radiation and smoking can shoot up the risk of getting breast cancer, so avoid them as much as possible. Studies have shown that women who smoke are 50% more likely to have breast cancer.
Avoid hormonal contraceptives
This might come as a shock but the World Health Organisation has included birth control pills among high-level cancer-causing pills. Hormonal birth control pills are likely to cause cancer as much as smoking tobacco. So go for copper-based IUDs (Intra Uterine Devices) instead.
Eat healthy foods
If you’re a fast food or junk lover, it’s time to kick the habit. Eating junk food increases your fat consumption and so increases the chances of developing breast cancer.
Limit time sitting
Women who spend more than six hours sitting down when they aren’t working are more likely to get cancer than women who spend three hours or less sitting. So remember to get up and take a short walk even when you’re in the office.
These tips will help you prevent cancer and you can also add these cancer-fighting foods into your diet for more protection.