Watch your jeans size
Being overweight or obese—especially after menopause—increases your chances of developing breast cancer; one of the best breast cancer prevention tips is to maintain a healthy weight. Regular physical activity, making necessary dietary shifts, and practicing portion control are all part of a successful weight loss/management effort. Here are some of the best weight loss tips we’ve ever read.
Quit smoking (please!)
It’s no secret that quitting a cigarette habit does wonders for preventing lung cancer and reducing heart disease, but it also helps with breast cancer prevention too. Studies have found that smoking—especially if you started at an early age or before having your first child—increases the chances of getting invasive breast cancer. Women who began smoking prior to their first menstrual cycle had a 61 percent higher risk and women who began smoking after their first cycle but 11 or more years before giving birth, had a 45 percent higher risk of developing invasive breast cancer. It’s never too late to make healthy changes now. Take the necessary steps to quit smoking today. And if you’ve never touched a cigarette, stay on track and don’t start.