In support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Institute for Cancer Research recently estimated that nearly 40 percent of breast cancer can be prevented if all women would follow these four simple lifestyle changes.
- Have one alcoholic drink per day, MAX – abstaining is even better although.
- Get moving for at least 30 minutes per day – besides helping you to keep a healthy weight, exercise will also help boost your immune system and keep your hormones in check.
- Watch your body weight and keep it down – fat cells produce estrogen which can only fuel some cancers.
- If you have a baby and breastfeed, try to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months – this in and of itself can reduce your risk of getting breast cancer by 60 percent.