Even if it’s not Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is important to know how to take care of your breasts.
Did you know that statistics show breast cancer to be the second leading cause of cancer deaths in females? If you have a close relative, like mother or grandmother, who suffered from the disease, your chances are doubled? In total, 15% of all women diagnosed with the disease have a family member diagnosed with breast cancer.
For keeping your breasts healthy, we have compiled some tips. By following these tips, you can easily take care of your breasts inside and out.
When someone mentions exercise, the first thing that comes to mind is weight loss. But that is not the case here because apart from keeping you fit, exercise also detoxifies your body, including breasts. This happens by minimizing the level of estrogen within your breasts. Moreover, by sweating it out regularly, your chances of having breast cancer will be reduced by a whopping 30%.
The next time you apply sunscreen on your body, do not forget to rub some over your breasts. Not only will it protect you against cancer, but it will also protect your breasts from premature sagging. It helps stop the breakdown of elastin and collagen, which causes this age-old phenomenon.
Try your best to stay away or reduce the number of simple carbohydrates and processed sugars from your diet. This is because they tend to generate inflammation and acidity in the body. You should reduce such food categories and increase veggies, essential fatty acids, and good quality proteins. As a result, you will have a well-balanced diet in general.
There is no way to stress it enough that smoking is bad for you. Not only will smoking give you lung cancer, but it will also increase your chances of getting breast cancer. In other words, smoking kills. Period!
Wear the Right Bra
Some studies have shown that there is a link between wearing bras and breast cancer. According to one study, females who wore a bra for 24 hours continuously had the highest risk of breast cancer. On the other hand, those who did not wear any bra at all had the lowest. Although this is only one study, yet it is advisable and more comfortable to wear a well-fitting bra anyway. Not only will it allow the drainage of toxins, but it is more comfortable, too.
Just like the sunscreen, applying moisturizer on your breasts is also quite important. This is because the breasts have delicate skin that needs a moisturizer to keep it vibrant and scale-free.
Examine Your Breasts Regularly
The fight against breast cancer is easily won through early detection. However, for this to happen, you need to do a self-exam now and then. Besides, you can also take advantage of the free breast cancer exams available all over Dubai. It is important to do your best to keep your breasts healthy and in shape.
Stay Away From Fad Diets
Losing weight always makes one feel good. But that does not mean going on a fad diet. If you embrace a fad diet, the results will be astonishing, but they will backfire. Apart from gaining the weight back as fast as you lost it, you will have saggy boobs covered with stretch marks. So, if you plan on losing weight, make sure you do it the healthy way.
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