The Importance of Self-Care When it Comes to Cancer Prevention
October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Month. It shouldn’t just be about recognizing the disease or battle but celebrating our experience, strength, and hope.
Battling any disease, especially cancer, or grieving the loss of our lives as we knew them can be isolating and lonely unless we find ways to talk about how we feel with others who are going through the same types of experiences. This brings us closer together, strengthens our relationships, and helps us to become more resilient.
It also deepens our faith, which we need more than ever as we fight against cancer.
As a Metabolic Nutrition and Fitness Expert and melanoma cancer survivor, my cancer journey has taught me to never take one day or each other for granted and to make self-care my top priority.
Before my cancer diagnosis, I thought of self-care (taking care of my physical body) as selfish, BUT I NOW KNOW that self-care is WELL-CARE. It starts by ensuring my body is adequately nourished every day, getting plenty of rest, and improving the quality of my sleep.
Taking care of the body God has blessed you with by nourishing it with clean, wholesome foods is the best and most proactive approach you can take. Prevention is always the best course of action, and maintaining a healthy weight is paramount for everyone, especially if you're at risk for breast, or any cancer.
Make sure to get regular checkups and screenings. Take better care of your health to help shield against the unexpected. Don't wait for a health scare or something terrible to happen to remind you of the importance of self-care. Make it your top priority.
🙌To every survivor and warrior who has fought the battle and won,
🥊To those who are still fighting
👼To those who have fought to the end
👶To those yet to fight
And to the countless lives touched by breast cancer, together we are stronger. Let's all stand together. Early detection saves lives. Support each other to WIN THE FIGHT against cancer.
Lisa Lynn, Clinical Metabolic Nutrition & Fitness Expert and Associate Chaplain. She is best known for her 18+ years as Martha Stewart’s trainer, who was responsible for Martha’s over-50 amazing physical transformation that caught the attention of Dr. Oz, leading to her many appearances on the Dr. Oz Show. Lisa is not just another trainer; she lost 40 pounds and has kept it off, even with a sluggish thyroid and menopause.
- Lisa Lynn