During this challenging time of uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to focus on of your health, and if over 40, staying on track with your annual mammograms and exams. According to the CDC, Breast Cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the US. Here are some recommendation from the CDC to reduce your risk:
- Keep a healthy weight
- Exercise regularly
- Limit alcohol intake
- If between the ages of 50-74, have an annual mammogram every 2 years
- If between the ages of 40-49, check with your doctor as to the appropriate time to have an annual mammogram
CDC offers information on screening programs nearest you, as well as information on low-cost screenings. There are many ways to support breast cancer awareness and The Alaska Club annually supports The Alaska Run for Women and the American Cancer Society. The most you can do, is to stay informed and if over 50 get a regular mammogram screening. If interested in becoming more physically active or managing your weight, The Alaska Club has experts available to talk to you at no cost. Set-up a consultation today at: https://www.thealaskaclub.com/request-fitness-consultant.