By Anna Redman
Breast cancer is a reality that everyone is exposed to, whether personally or via someone they know. But, scary as it is, there is hope. Here are eight lifestyle changes that could reduce your risk of breast cancer.
1) Hit The Gym: Being physically active can help your body fight cancerous cells more effectively.
2) Quit For Good: Research shows that smoking is behind almost one-third of all cancers.
3) Watch The Booze: Hitting the hooch too hard can increase levels of the hormone estrogen, which has been linked to a higher risk of breast cancer.
4) Nix The Sugar: Foods with elevated levels of sugars and fats have been found to up the risk of breast cancer, especially in postmenopausal women.
5) Read Your Scale: American researchers have determined that maintaining a healthy weight could boost your chances of outsmarting breast cancer.
6) Breastfeed Your Baby: Studies show that nursing your baby with breast milk may drop your chances of developing this dreaded disease.
7) Eat Right: Getting all of your regular food groups helps ensure that your body has the vitamins and nutrients it needs to ward off many varieties of illness, including cancer.
8) Know Your History: This disease is more likely to rear its ugly head if a relative has already suffered. Talk to your doctor about the preventative measures that could be right for you.