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Okay, I will admit it. I’ve always been a bit of a scaredy-cat. I
still close my eyes during scary movie previews and get paranoid driving
home late. There are so many scary things out there in the world, but I
do try to focus on the positive and happy
parts of life. Even if you spend your days with the most positive and
optimistic outlook, sometimes things happen that make you take a second
This month on ASKinyourface.com
we are focusing on cancer prevention. I think everyone knows someone
who has cancer or has lost someone to cancer. I am in both camps.
is probably one of the scariest things life can throw at someone and I
definitely always have that fear in the back of my head. We can’t always
completely prevent ourselves from getting an illness or prevent
something horrible from happening in life, but you can take positive
steps to keep yourself healthy and safe.
Thankfully working here at ASKinyourface.com
has definitely made me more aware of my health. I still do not have a
perfect nutritional diet or work out every day, but I am more aware of
my health and my body thanks to ASK. Here are some steps I take or work
on taking to hopefully keep myself cancer-free:
1. Eat a healthy diet. I’ve been reading articles on
how sugar is so bad for your health. Sure, I always knew this but I
didn’t really know how much it played into cancer and that if you have
cancer, you shouldn’t eat any sugar. Unfortunately, I have a big sweet
tooth. I want dessert after lunch and dinner. This month I’ve been
working on a goal of no shopping and I think next month I may tackle no
sweets to see how it affects my health.
2. Exercise has so many benefits. The more I read, the more benefits I find for exercise! My goal has been to go to yoga
at least once a week and I try to take advantage of the treadmill or
elliptical in my basement a few other times a week. It can be hard in
the winter months to exercise inside but if you make it fun, work out
with a friend, or schedule workouts in your planner; you can do it! In a
few months it will be spring again and you can bike, run, walk and
enjoy the weather again!
3. Use organic products. Since working for ASK and
reading articles on organic products, I try to incorporate more of these
into my life. It is crazy to think how many dangerous chemicals can be
lurking in your makeup, beauty and hygiene products! I have been slowly
but surely working towards using all organic or natural beauty/hygiene
products. I may never totally go organic, but I figure the less
chemicals I put on or in my body the better!
4. Be kind and believe in karma. This may sound
crazy to some people but if you believe in karma, you believe that the
more good you give the more good you get back and vice versa. Be loving,
gracious, kind and helpful and live your life happily. This will
increase your mood, the mood of people around you and even keep you
healthier. Sure, this philosophy doesn’t ensure you don’t get ill
someday, but it certainly can’t hurt you.
Please join the conversation: Do you ever think about cancer prevention? What steps do you take to keep yourself healthy?