Breast cancer is one of the fiercest ailments that a lot of women face today. In many cases, it turns out to be fatal as it is not detected in its early stages. But, if one pays a little heed towards protecting one’s own health, simple steps can wave off the risk of breast cancer. In many countries, like ours, breast cancer awareness is very low.
As, October is celebrated as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a young girl in Delhi took a challenge to make people aware of this disease. What she did was quite an eye-opener. Take a look:
Video Courtesy: Prank Baaz
Well, at times you just have to get smart and clever to make a message reach to the people. And, that is what this girl did. Her daring act certainly got a good lot of eyeballs for the issue at hand.
Breast cancer is a difficult disease to fight, but if taken care of well in advance, anyone can survive it. All it takes is a little effort and a cautious lifestyle! So, take a look at few best ways you can prevent the risks of breast cancer.
#1. Try staying fit, not overweight
For women, cancer becomes a bigger threat especially after menopause. Although, with today’s lifestyle changes, the onset can be even earlier. Being obese or overweight increases the chances of getting breast cancer at that post-menopause age. Try maintaining a Body Mass Index (BMI) prescribed by a fitness expert that is according to your age, height and weight. Also, eat healthy and exercise well.
#2. Stay physically fit
Just maintaining weight is not enough, you have to stay physically active as well to lower the risks of this disease. Regular exercising strengthens your body’s immunity system, and reduces the risk of breast cancer by 10 to 30 per cent. Exercise does not mean going to a gym or doing a strenuous workout, even a 30 minutes’ walk can do a lot of good for your body.