Can You Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

Can You Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

Life, Women's Health
October is breast cancer awareness month.October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while the statistics for this disease are still pretty scary (see chart below), the good news is that you’re already on the right track for prevention. Here are just a few of the ways your healthy Oxygen lifestyle is fighting cancer — right this minute:• Inflammation plays a role in about 20 percent of cancer growth, but exercise is an anti-inflammatory, helping reduce chronic inflammation and boosting your immune system. • High insulin levels are thought to play a role in tumor growth by stimulating cells to multiply and by inhibiting other cells from dying, but active women have lower glucose and insulin levels, reducing their risk for developing cancer. Thanks for watching!Visit Website• Women who exercised 10…
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Breast Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know

Breast Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know

Healthy Living for Women, Life, Women's Health
Breast cancer facts and stats1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer during the course of her lifetimeMore than 250,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2018More than 40,000 people – men and women – will die from breast cancer in 2018Your risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if you have a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with the disease5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are thought to be caused my inherited gene mutationsWomen with a BRCA1 mutation have on average a 55 to 65 percent risk of developing breast cancer, and those with a BCRA2 mutation have a lifetime risk of 45 percent.Go ahead – touch yourselfRegular mammograms are still essential for early detection of cancerous tumors, but…
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Sleep Myths, Debunked – Oxygen Magazine

Sleep Myths, Debunked – Oxygen Magazine

Healthy Living for Women, Life, Women's Health
Sleep Myths, DebunkedNot logging enough zzz’s? Join the club: One in 3 adults doesn’t get adequate sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But before you self-diagnose as an insomniac, there are several sleep myths that need debunking. Read on and get the rest you need to stay on top of your game, physically and mentally. Myth No. 1: You can’t make up for lost sleep on the weekend. Also called “repaying your sleep debt,” this one is tricky because there may be some truth to it. “If you’re chronically sleep-deprived — meaning several nights of bad sleep every week for at least 12 weeks — it is impossible to catch up on the weekends,” says David Brodner, M.D., sleep specialist at the Center for Sinus, Allergy…
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Samantha Harris: Health Lessons Learned From Breast Cancer

Samantha Harris: Health Lessons Learned From Breast Cancer

Healthy Living for Women, Life, Women's Health
Samantha Harris is a TV host, author, certified trainer and breast cancer survivor.When you think of what it means to be “fit,” what immediately comes to mind? Someone who goes to the gym on a regular basis, eats a healthy diet and practices self-care, right? What if those habits alone are simply not enough?Samantha Harris was blindsided by breast cancer at 40 years old. With no hereditary link, she wondered how she — a vibrant, healthy, fit woman — could be faced with such a terrifying reality check.“[When] I found out I had breast cancer, a passion was ignited in me,” she says. “It compelled me to become the healthiest that I have ever been. I researched everything I could to try to understand how this could happen to a healthy,…
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Lacing Patterns For Common Foot Issues

Lacing Patterns For Common Foot Issues

Life, Women's Health
How you lace your shoes can make or break your workout experience.We spend a lot of time researching the proper shoes for our sport — whether it be running, CrossFit or strength training — making sure that they fit just so and that they provide optimal support and perform well during activity. But once afoot, your shoes are only good if they are comfortable, and how you lace them up can make or break your workout experience. “Common problems with shoe dysfunction during training can often be fixed with simple changes to lacing,” says Jason Havey, DPM, chief resident of podiatric surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. And while the tightness of a shoe is often a matter of preference, the general rule of thumb, according to Havey,…
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6 Ways to Sideline Your Smartphone During a Workout

6 Ways to Sideline Your Smartphone During a Workout

Life, Training Advice for Women, Training Tips for Women, Women's Health
Do you have nomophobia? Most people do, and this very real fear of not having your smartphone immediately next to you at all times can be a real issue, especially as it relates to your workout.It might seem like a no-brainer that when you talk or text on your smartphone, your workout suffers, yet researchers still wanted to know just how much phone use could impact a workout. So they put individuals through one of two 20-minute treadmill workouts: One group served as the control and had smartphone access, while the other group could talk and text on their phones as much as they wanted. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteThe thing most impacted about the workouts was intensity: Smartphone users completed six minutes less of vigorous-intensity exercise and 10 minutes more…
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Improve Spine Health to Boost Performance

Improve Spine Health to Boost Performance

Flexibility And Mobility, Life, Neck & Back Health, Sports Medicine for Women, Training Tips for Women, Women's Health
Maintaining spinal integrity during exercise is paramount, but keeping your spine safe goes beyond the simple directive of maintaining good posture when performing big or heavy movements. It also expands into programming, workout timing and more. Here’s how to keep your spine safe and healthy from top to bottom and improve your results in the process.Cervical SpineWithout your cervical spine, you’d lose your head — literally. This area consists of seven vertebrae originating at the bottom of your skull and running down your neck to shoulder/clavicle height. It works to support your head, move your spine and protect your spinal cord.Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteA common instruction when lifting is to maintain a neutral spine, but a lot of people neglect to include the cervical spine in that directive. No matter…
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CBD for Postworkout Pain Relief

CBD for Postworkout Pain Relief

Healthy Eating for Women, Life, Nutrition for Women, Nutrition Tips for Women, Women's Health
If you’ve ever suffered from chronic pain (such as arthritis), acute pain (an injury) or muscle soreness after a particularly tough workout, then you know you’ll do just about anything to find relief: ice, heat, compression, acupuncture, meditation, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers and even prescription pain pills. While some of these treatment options are safe, others — namely, the medications — can cause a host of side effects. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteIn fact, more than 100 Americans die each day from opioid-related drug overdoses, such as OxyContin and Vicodin. Regular use of these medications can increase your tolerance and dependence, possibly leading to addiction. They also can negatively affect your respiratory and digestive systems, menstruation, weight and mental health. It’s no wonder that in 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and…
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7 Habits that Age You

7 Habits that Age You

Healthy Living for Women, Life, Women's Health
Nobody wants to age any faster than they have to. Surprisingly, though, things you do, perhaps even daily, could be adding years to your life, even making you look older. Here’s how to put the kibosh on seven of these seemingly harmless behaviors.1. Your aging habit: Sipping from a straw How it ages you: Whenever you sip through a straw, you’re pulling on the muscle, the orbicularis oris, that circles your mouth. “As you repeat this, the skin on top of that muscle changes so you get burrows, just like the creases you get in your forehead,” says Ronda S. Farah, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteThe anti-aging fix: If you’re an occasional straw sipper or you’re using a straw because of…
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