It’s week 2 of Month 2!!!
If this is your first time ever hearing about the Get Healthy Challenge and you would like to participate, Be sure to register and then come back and check in.
We are off to a great start. We are already at the half way mark for this months challenge. Keep up with your goals and don’t sell yourself short.
For the newbies, Week 2 requires focus and determination. The adrenaline you had in week 1, may start to fizzle, but I want us to keep up the momentum throughout this entire month. Your daily affirmations are crucial, because when you think you can’t — YOU CAN!
In honor or Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to share some awesome info that was shared with me.
FIGHT BREAST CANCER WITH FOOD
There are certain that can help prevent breast cancer!
Beans – At least six bean-based meals a week are recommended for breast cancer prevention. Saponins, compounds found in beans, appear to protect cells from cancer-causing damage. Women who eat beans or lentils two or more times a week have a 34% lower breast cancer risk than those who eat them once a month or less.
Berries – Proven cancer-fighters, berries are laced with compounds that block stem cells associated with breast cancer formation, according to new University of Arkansas research. Fresh blueberries are best, and all you need is a 1/2 to 1 cup a day for the most protection.
Green Leafy Vegetables – Not only are these preventative, but they may help keep you cancer-free after treatment. 40% is the reduced rate of breast cancer recurrence with high intake of leafy greens.
Cooked Tomato Products – Think sauce, juice, canned tomatoes, tomato paste – a Swiss study of 700 women who ate lycopene found in the aforementioned products had a 36% lower breast cancer risk than women who don’t partake.
LOSE WEIGHT TO CUT YOUR BREAST CANCER RISK IN HALF
If you’re overweight, losing just 10% of your body weight slashes your risk of breast cancer up to 50%! It’s never too late to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of breast cancer!
We are going to have a blast and I am so looking forward to reading all of your check in entries. Be sure to encourage each other by commenting on each others comments.
I am looking forward to reading all of your check in entries. Be sure to encourage each other by commenting on each others comments.
Check In Questions
1. JUICE – Which meal do you substitute with your green juice/smoothie? How many days did you juice last week (week 5)? Share one of your favorite recipes from last week so we can all try it out.
OPTIONAL – Do you incorporate the breast cancer fighting foods in your weekly diet?
2. MOVE – Is strength training a part of your weekly movement? How are you strength training? Did you meet your movement goals last week (week 5)?
3. AFFIRM – Reflect on this statement,
I am in control of my reactions.
In addition to the check in questions, you can com here and check in as often as you want. Feel free to share anything on your mind. Something you are excited to share. Suggestions: Something new you tried. The calories you burned in the gym. The miles you ran/walked. The cheeseburger/pizza/fried chicken/cake you turned down. The pant size you dropped to. The pounds you lost. Share anything you want!
Written by Jenell of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe!