Nutrition & Healthy Living

While there is no sure way for a woman to avoid breast cancer, a healthy lifestyle may reduce the risk for breast cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other cancers. It is important to make health lifestyle choices. All women should try to:

  • Be physically active
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Cut down on “bad” fats (saturated and trans fat) and try to eat more “good” fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated, like canola or olive oil)
  • Limit alcohol consumption to 1 drink per day
  • Choose to breast feed your child instead of using formula

It is never too late to begin leading a healthy lifestyle. Choosing to become physically active, eating better and healthier has both positive physical and mental benefits.