NUTRITION

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

LC Arisman, Certified Health Navigator & Personal Trainer

Every October, a sea of pink appears, reminding us of the women (and men) who fight and those whom we’ve lost. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, with over 250,000 new cases each year.

By now we know that early detection is key—self exams, clinical exams, and mammograms help identify breast cancer before it spreads. But did you know there are actions you can take to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer?

  • Five a Day: Getting five servings of fruits and vegetables a day may seem intimidating, but a plant-based diet can help lower the risk of developing breast cancer. Eat a colorful plate of green, orange, red, and purple.
  • Exercise: 30 minutes of moderate exercise reduces the risk of breast cancer when performed five days a week. Exercise boosts the immune system and can help mitigate the symptoms from cancer treatment such as fatigue, nausea, and weight gain.
  • Five and Five to Thrive: Double down! Combining these two practices (five a day and five a week) dramatically reduces the risk for developing breast cancer, even if you’ve already had it.  Cancer is scary. Early detection and active self-care are powerful tools to increase longevity and lessen symptoms, as well as lowering the risk of recurrence. Parkpoint’s Exercise 2 Wellness is a free program that teams up cancer patients with one of our trainers to help ease the symptoms like fatigue and nausea.

1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lives. Let’s change that together.

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