By now, most of us know the following facts about skin cancer: melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer; it’s typically caused by overexposure to the sun or a tanning booth’s UV rays; and it typically starts out in a physical aspect by looking like an irregularly-shaped mole.
But what about the things that don’t get too much media coverage and might not even cross our minds?
From the time you’re a young women, you are taught the dangers of breast cancer and ways to detect it. You are encouraged to perform monthly self-breast exams, and mammograms are recommended as you age – or earlier if cancer is in your family history. And so, breast cancer becomes almost an unavoidable threat in your life. You may be prepared to recognize the early warning signs, but at the same time feel helpless to prevent what seems like the inevitable. Have no fear. You can take measures to promote good breast health and ward off this deadly cancer.
Instead of spending more money on the latest anti- aging creams and costly gym memberships to keep fit and healthy, women may want to take stock of the fountain of youth that is right in front of their noses — or at least under their sheets.
Yup, we’re talking about sex.
A recent survey has found that most women don’t understand just how beneficial sex can be to their health or their appearance. But we’re about to tell ya!
Does your doctor only check your blood pressure in one arm? Do you do the same – you know, at one of the blood pressure checking stations in the Wal-Mart? Well, then there’s a good chance that you could be missing out on signs that could indicate a serious health risk.
In fact, a recent study published in The Lancer, has found that having different blood pressure readings in both the right and the left arms could be indicative of vascular disease and an increased risk of dying from heart disease.
Staying fit is important at any age, but as you get older, you need to keep your body active and your muscles strong to stave of age-related declines. And while you may not be able to lift the heavier weights or run as far as you did in your youth, you must keep moving and stick to a regular fitness routine to strengthen your immune system and make it easier to recover from illnesses.
If you find it more and more challenging to exercise as you get older, try these tips.