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New Year, Brighter You! 8 Ways to Jump-start an Incredible 2018

 

Less fast food, more mindfulness, less clutter, more exercise…start the year on a bright note and give these healthy habits the consideration your body deserves.

Commit to Personalized Prevention: Prevention isn’t one-size-fits-all. Your health plan should be personalized to your unique self! Your personal and family health history, your genetic makeup, your lifestyle choices. So start by establishing your breast and ovarian health baseline at AssessYourRisk.org. Your results will give you personalized recommendations for healthy living and breast and ovarian cancer risk management. ALREADY DONE IT? DO IT AGAIN! Your risk should be re-evaluated annually. Things change, and when they do, your prevention plan should too!

Cut back on the cocktails: Research shows a 10% increase in breast cancer risk for every 10g of alcohol — that’s one standard drink — consumed on average each day. Try swapping that next vodka soda for a healthier alternative. Holidays are over people!

Visit your Doc, even when you feel healthy. A well-visit can do you good! Schedule your 2018 appointment(s) to discuss your AssessYourRisk results, keep up with routine screening, explore hereditary cancer genetic testing, and more.

Get moving: 30 minutes of exercise on most days may reduce breast cancer risk by as much as 10–20%. Not to mention it’s a great stress reliever. Make 2016 the year you go to that yoga class you’ve been avoiding.

Know your body, know your normal: You know your body better than anyone. Make 2018 the year you really focus on you. When you know your normal, you’ll be equipped to notice any concerning changes, should they arise. That matters.

Eat well, live well: Research shows a modest decrease in invasive breast cancer in women with a low-fat diet. Of course there will be splurge days (we’re only human!), but it’s all about moderation. Always keep fresh fruit on hand, that way you’re never too far from an easy, healthy snack.

un-BFF the burger: Research shows a 12% increase in breast cancer risk for every 50g of red meat consumed on average each day. Turkey burger, anyone?

Sign up for regular health reminders: When life gets busy, it’s far too easy to put your health on the back burner. That’s why we’re here to remind you when and how to give your health the attention it deserves. Sign up here and we’ll be in touch with ways you can take action to live a healthier, happier, longer life. Remember, no one has a greater responsibility to care for your health than you!

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