Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer Via Exercise and Nutrition
October 18, 2017
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s important to understand the risks associated with the disease and what can be done to reduce them.
According to breastcancer.org, approximately 12 percent of women – that’s one in eight – in the U.S. will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, and 250,000 women are expected to be diagnosed in 2017 alone. While these statistics are concerning, my goal as a yoga and wellness instructor is to educate, motivate and develop a sense of empowerment to create or maintain the lifestyle needed for risk reduction and prevention purposes. Exercise, nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits could prevent 25-30 percent of cases of breast cancer, according to many studies.
To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.