Researchers say 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime but there are several everyday things you can do to reduce your risk of it.
Your breasts require tender loving and care in more ways than adorning them in sexy lingerie from Victoria’s Secret. Apart from maintaining a healthy body weight, eating healthy food and regular ob-gyn checkups, there are everyday lifestyle habits that can bring down your chances of getting breast cancer. These healthy habits not only work well for your body but can also help you adopt a stress-free and wholesome lifestyle.
Researchers say that women who work night shifts are more likely to get breast cancer because of increased exposure to blue light at night. Your alarm clock glow can also interfere with the body’s production of melatonin which is a sleep hormone that plays a part in delaying the growth of cancer cells. Ensure that all the lights are switched off when you are ready to hit the bed- and this includes the subtle lights of your cell phone and other electronic equipment. Block out any streetlight coming through your window with shades or heavy curtains and ensure that nothing comes in the way of you and your sleep.
A majority of illness can be overcome by the power of positive thinking. A study from Ben-Gurion University in Israel found that women who are optimistic are less likely to develop breast cancer than those who look at the glass as half empty. Positive emotions boost immune system health and keeps the illnesses at bay. Get into a positive frame of mind by adopting healthy techniques like yoga and meditation that will keep you clear headed and improve your everyday mood.
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