Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women? Even though so many powerful women are able to overcome and thrive despite a breast cancer diagnosis, the rate of mammograms performed in the United States have dropped in recent years (giving physicians big cause for concern).
In honor of our Runners Angel line (which features pink products in support of breast cancer research), we’re listing off some of the top ways to stay smart when it comes to cancer…
- Don’t Ignore The Numbers: According to the “Cancer Statistics, 2010″ , a shocking 38% of U.S. women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that no matter what race, size or genetic background we have, we can’t ignore doctors visits. Make sure that you take annual check-ups (especially routine mammograms) very seriously.
- Think Positive: If you hate doctors visits and procedures, try associating them with something positive so you’ll be less likely to put it off. For example, ask your closest friends to get checked out annually in the same month, and meet afterwards for dinner. Mammogram Margarita night? No one wants to miss that!
- Make Yourself A Priority: It’s hard for many women to take time for themselves while raising families and pursuing their careers, but if we don’t take care of our health now… who’s going to be taking care of us later? Take the time to fit a little physical activity in your life every day (even if it’s only 20 minutes), and strive to eat a variety of vibrant, fresh foods.
Of course one of the best ways to spread the word about breast cancer research is by checking out our Pink Line. You can be someone’s Runners Angel simply by sporting pink proudly, raising awareness and contributing. Now you know what to wear on your next charity walk or race!