By Jessica Stone, guest  writer

All diseases, whether they are minor or major, stem from unhealthy living habits and poor dietary patterns. Living a life according to healthcare experts’ suggestions can help you stay healthy and reap its long-term benefits as you age.

We all are familiar with the cliché that prevention is better than cure then why not implement it in real life? Many fatal diseases have become common over the last few years, and breast cancer is one of the leading causes of women’s death globally. Many reasons lead to the development of cancerous cells. The risk can be reduced by taking a few preventive steps. Here are the top five ways to maintain your breast health:

Lymphatic Breast Massage:

Treating your breasts and taking care of them as you do for other body parts is essential. Just as your neck, shoulders, back, or feet need a massage for proper functioning and destressing, a lymphatic breast self-massage would be great. It not only promotes proper lymphatic and circulatory flow; it also can help detect an abnormal lump or pain in the breast early. Use Healthy Girls® Breast Oil for more detoxification. Spray it on your hands and massage your breasts. To do it more accurately, watch online videos here:

Stay Physically Active:

Physical activity and regular exercise help you to stay fit and maintain your breast health. We know for a fact that exercise improves blood flow throughout the body. It strengthens your bones, enables you to live longer, improves your heart health and may result in a 2-3% reduction in your breast cancer development risk.

Eat Healthy Food Only:

Ever since processed foods and fast food items have become popular, we have seen a significant boost in breast cancer cases. However, no research supports that claim; the difference is quite visible to us as consumers. Focus on developing healthy eating habits to ensure your overall well-being. Although there is no direct link between the foods we eat and the development of cancerous cells, we need to be conscious of everything when talking about preventive measures. Have a balanced diet that includes vegetables and meat. Avoid hydrogenated fats and high-carb food. Switching to organic food items would be helpful.

The Nutrition Chapter in the Book Breast Health is in Your Hands, Tips for Breast Vitality and Sensuality is written by a functional nutrition practitioner and is full of well documented tips to eat  healthy.

Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight:

Obesity is known to be the root cause of many fatal diseases. Sugar, heart issues or breast cancer, you name it, and you are going to find some connection between the unhealthy body weight and the disease. Maintaining a healthy body weight will reduce the risk of breast cancer. You can ask your doctor about a healthy weight loss strategy to stay physically fit. Besides, being overweight also induces stress, which later translates into grave health concerns.

Don’t Forget a Yearly Mammogram:

Nothing is more helpful than an early diagnosis of the disease. Whether you feel a lump, pain or any other symptom of breast cancer or not, having a yearly checkup of your breasts via mammogram should be your priority. Women above 40 are more at risk of breast cancer; therefore, as you age, focus on checking yourself to ensure breast health. Mammograms do not prevent breast cancer, but they do save lives!

To stay healthy, you need to pay attention to your body and be vigilant about any signs of discomfort. Keep any eye for changes in your breast’s skin color, texture, look or how they feel. Consult your doctor timely if anything is alarming. Stay happy and healthy!