Continue to Stay Healthy After Breast Cancer
Today people still can’t nail down the causes of cancer. Is it diet? Technology? What it is in the atmosphere that we are breathing in? Whatever the case, we aren’t always worried about our health until we are diagnosed. Once we are aware that we have breast cancer, we immediately begin taking better care of our mind and body. But how do we continue this healthy lifestyle once we have beaten cancer?
- Boost your spirits. Some believe that attitude and confidence can affect outcomes. If you believe this, then make sure you are surrounded by those who love and support you. If your hair hasn’t quite grown back, consider a human hair wig. A sense of normalcy will help you get through a difficult time by giving you an extra boost of femininity and confidence.
- Don’t smoke and watch your diet. Even though you’ve beaten cancer, you need to continue those good habits such as eating healthy and not smoking or drinking. There are studies that link breast cancer and poor lifestyle habits. Research has shown that being overweight, especially if you’re past menopause, increases your risk of breast cancer.
- Keep exercising. It’s extremely useful to exercise when you have cancer and equally beneficial once you’re passed the treatment for it. You don’t need a gym membership, just find a way to get physically active for at least 30 minutes a day. Get your heart rate up and you’ll notice how exercise improves your mood, sleep, it helps reduce stress, control weight gain, boost confidence and protect you against other illnesses.
- Regularly see your GP. After cancer, the visits to the doctor won’t stop. While these appointments may be less scary, it’s still vital that you keep up with regular visits. Set up a schedule for a checkup at least once a year. They will keep you in the know and will even reduce stress and worry.
- Because no one knows exactly what causes cancer, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Some studies show that some endocrine disruptors found in pesticides and some plastics can harm the body and hormones, which may prove significant to breast cancer. Switch to stainless steel or glass water bottles and food containers.
Cancer is not an easy thing to go through, but if you find yourself a survivor it’s important that you keep yourself healthy. Implement these tips into your daily life and create good habits. Stay healthy and positive and continue to see your GP for annual checkups.