In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the impact a healthy lifestyle has on breast cancer survival.
Sadly, close to 25% of all women that were diagnosed with breast cancer will not survive and will eventually die from it.
Current research shows that adopting a healthy lifestyle can play a major role in the life expectancy following a diagnosis of breast cancer.
Lifestyle factors associated with an increased factors that put those at risk are:
• Excess body fat, particularly in the belly
• Weight gain, particularly in middle age
• Lack of exercise
• Alcohol in any amount
• High intake of dietary fat and mammal meat
• Not having breast-fed
• Night-shift work
The good news is that survival rates with a healthy lifestyle have dramatically improved by:
• Losing excess body fat
• Reducing high blood pressure, high blood sugars and high triglycerides, and raising HDL cholesterol
• Daily exercise
• Getting enough vitamin D.
• Avoiding alcohol.
• Avoiding smoking and being around smokers.
By living a healthy lifestyle, which includes a nutritious diet of organic fruits and vegetables and daily exercise can change your life for the better!
So what are you waiting for?
Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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