Wellness Wednesday

Smile Friends! 🙂

We’re half way though another week!

As some of you may or may not be aware, this month is National Cancer Prevention Month. I’m teaming up with the M.A.A. center to bring you some tips and simple steps you can take this month and every month to help prevent cancer in your life! Before we dive in, I wanted to share a little about the Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center. The M.A.A. center is a place for victims and their families to find more information about Mesothelioma, get help understanding their care options, learn about their rights, and gain insight into careers and communities at higher risk for this type of cancer. Mesothelioma is a rare of cancer that forms on the lining of the lungs, heart and abdomen.MAA_cancer_prevention_month_v02

As you can see from the info graphic  above, cancer is something we can absolutely take steps to prevent. Just like we talk about each week, it’s simple changes, healthy choices, and small steps in the right direction to create change for your overall well being! In addition to 30 minutes of daily activity, eating vegetables, and spending at least 15 minutes in the sun, here are three tips of my very own to help prevent incidence of cancer in your life.

  1. Practice a positive attitude: Have you heard the expression ‘a smile is contagious’ ? It couldn’t be more true – countless studies show smiling and maintaining a positive attitude is proven to help lower blood pressure and boost your mood! Take that, cancer! ;-D
  2. Sleep: Yes, Yes, I know, there is a lot of awesomeness to be packed into every day, but in order to make the most of it, your body needs time to recharge. Research shows that regularly allowing 6-8 hrs of sleep daily can help prevent cancer, elevate energy levels, and improve cognitive function.
  3. Crowd Out: Add two new healthy snacks or choices to your diet so you don’t have room for the other options you were choosing before. For example, try swapping your pizza dough for a cauliflower crust or trading your afternoon diet soda for some green tea.

Remember friends, it’s the little things that make all the difference down the line. Let’s be honest, there is a lot to see in this big beautiful world and we all want to be around long enough to enjoy as much of it as possible!!

 

’til next time, keep smiling! 🙂

 

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