The Bay Area Media Mission (BAMM)-KDYA 1190AM, The Post News Group, and The Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI)-are presenting May as Mother’s Month and offering healthy tips for breast cancer prevention.
Studies have shown that lifestyle changes decrease the risk of breast cancer even in women with higher risks. Steps that you can take to lower your risks are:
Limit your alcohol-consuming high levels of alcohol puts you at a greater risk of developing breast cancer. Limit yourself to no more than one drink per day.
Do not smoke-accumulating evidence suggests a link between smoking and risks of breast cancer. Additionally, not smoking is one of the best things you can do for your overall health.
Control your weight-being overweight or obese increases the risk of breast cancer.
Be physically active-the Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 20 minutes a day of moderate aerobic activity.
Program sponsor RMSI highlights the importance of making healthy choices by offering fresh fruit and vegetables at the Farmer’s Stand in downtown Richmond every First Friday of the month. Also, look for The Farmer’s Market every Wednesday now through October 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Richmond.
For more information, contact The Richmond Main Street Initiative at (510) 236-4050.