Crossover Health Raising Money for Breast Cancer Research

25 Oct Crossover Health Raising Money for Breast Cancer Research

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.  Thankfully, due to prevention efforts and early detection, survival rates continue to increase.  That’s why Crossover Health is donating $100 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every Well Woman and physical exam* completed at Crossover Health in the month of October.  During your exam we can help you create a personalized plan for eating healthy, getting exercise and creating good habits that will help you reduce your risk of breast cancer and other diseases.

Reduce Your Risk with Exercise

The good news is you can reduce your risk by making better lifestyle choices, particularly with diet and exercise.  According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation:

  • Women who get regular exercise (physical activity) have a 10-20 percent lower risk of breast cancer than women who are inactive.
  • Exercise also boosts the body’s immune system so it can help kill or slow the growth of cancer cells.

But we all know getting enough exercise can be challenging, especially when we’re trying to juggle full-time jobs, families and social lives.  Here are some helpful tips for fitting it into a busy schedule:

 

Take Calls on the Go

Got a few regular conference calls during the week? Grab your phone and some earphones and take that call on a walk around the block!  Even 30 minutes of brisk walking a few times a week can have a huge impact on your health – and you’ll get work done at the same time! #winning

 

 

Get Social

You don’t have to go solo. Research shows that getting support from friends and family can help people sustain their fitness goals. So grab a friend or co-worker and get out of the building a few times a week together.

 

 

Schedule a Workout

We schedule meetings all day long, why not a workout? Start with picking one or two times a week that you know you can consistently fit in a 30 or 60-minute workout, and build from there.  Try something new–like our new High-Intensity Training (HIT) classes with Crossover’s Certified Strength Instructors.  www.crossoverhealth.com/hit

 

*Includes annual physical exams and Well Woman exams; up to $2,500

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