October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we want to do our part to raise awareness. Some risk factors, such as family history, can’t be changed; however, there are lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk of breast cancer. Here are 20 things you can do to help prevent your risk of breast cancer. 

  1. Lower your daily caffeine and alcohol levels

  2. Make sure to get enough Vitamin D

  3. Maintain a healthy weight

  4. Incorporate iodine into your diet

  5. Don’t smoke

  6. Be physically active at least 20 minutes per day

  7. Stand more and sit less

  8. Eat your leafy greens

  9. Eat healthy nuts

  10. Cook with olive oil instead of vegetable oil

  11. Get at least 15 minutes of sun each day

  12. Drink green tea

  13. Eat salmon or take a fish oil vitamin

  14. Keep your room dark when you are sleeping

  15. Eat less red meat

  16. Choose red grapes as a snack

  17. Cut out fried foods

  18. Only use prescribed medicines

  19. Stay up to date with recommended screenings and checkups

  20. Start prevention early

When you make an effort to live a healthy life, you can try to keep your breast cancer risk as low as possible.

Kelci W