Your breast are an important part of your overall health and an important part of your self image. With breast cancer becoming a major epidemic in the world today, learning how to take care of your breast can mean life or death in the long run.
Here are a few tips on how to maintain your breast health for a complete and healthy body and mind:
1. Relax, Relate, Release
Stress, anger and frustration can cause benign and malignant breast diseases which is why relaxing is important. One of the best things you can do for your breast is to find a way to relax daily. Try yoga, bubble baths with a book, walk in the park, etc.
2. Self Massage
We found a really great tip from Acufinder.com about the benefits of massage. According to them, “…any type of massage will help relieve stress and keep the body part receiving the massage more healthy due to improved flow of blood, body fluids, and nerve impulses. Breast self massage can be as simple as 50-100 light circles in each direction over the breast tissue and gentle rubbing over the entire flank and axilla area (underarm) to circulate the lymph glands and restore the flow of energy in the breast area. These techniques are simple, painless, and require very little time.”
3. Eat Right
Eating right is also important to breast health. Some great tips include eating your vegetables, include olive oil in your diet, control dietary fats, avoid pesticides and processed foods, keep alcohol consumption low, and subsitute cola and coffee with green tea.
4. Exercise Regularly
Exercise and stress go hand in hand. The more you exercise the less stress you will have, the less you exercise, the more stressful you will feel. Aerobic exercise and weight training have both been show to be beneficial in the reduction of breast cancer.
5. Be Your Own Doctor
Every month you should give your self a breast self-examination. Not only could it save your life because of early detection, but the more you know about your own body, the better.
Those are our tips to keeping your breast healthy. And remember, a comfortable bra is key to keeping your breast health as well.
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