The month of April is Cancer Prevention Month. I am sure like many of you we each have a personal story of someone we love that has been affected from some cancer.
Although I wish there were a cure there are a few lifestyle changes we can make to reduce the risk.
Trying to keep my family healthy has always been very high on priority list as a mom. It started when I became a mom for the first time, I realized I do not live the most healthiest of lifestyles.
I ate alright but could always do better, exercise was a dirty word and coffee can replace water intake right?
In order to teach my children better habits , I obviously needed to make a change and lead by example.
6 Ways I Keep My Family Healthy
Eat Healthy – Eating healthier fruits and vegetables are good for you anyway, your body needs them. My picky eater loves his fruits especially when I make his favorite fruit dip but shhh I sneak his veggies into other dishes I know he loves. Last nights meatloaf was loaded with very fine chopped carrots and he never knew. He ate an entire piece without a complaint.
Get Active – Exercise is no longer a dirty word for me. I actually enjoy it! I get my mommy time workouts in every other night when I can but I love to get my kids involved too. If I do a video workout they are right there beside me or a fun game of tag or soccer as a family.
Protect Your Skin – I am that mom! You’ll see me spraying my kids down with suntan lotion every time they go out to play. I don’t take any chances with the sun since my kids are so fair and they burn super fast. They get that from me, one of the few palest moms living in South Florida, right here.
Routine Exams – This one is the biggest one for me. After losing my mom at such a young age from a brain aneurysm, I look at life differently. I don’t take it for granted and make sure we all have the necessary check ups we need. I want to make sure I catch anything extremely early on if needed.
No Smoking – Smoking is related to so many health risks especially all types of cancer. Plus, it’s just a nasty habit. If you need help talk to your doctor about products that can help you quit.
Check Toxins In Your Home – There are so many toxins in our home that we may not even be aware of. If you are doing any sort of renovation in a home built before 1980 be aware of asbestos. Asbestos is the leading cause of mesothelioma. You should always wear protective gear when tackling DIY projects in these homes or buildings.
What are ways you keep your family healthy?
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. I met an amazing woman Heather Von St. James, a 9 year survivor of mesothelioma. Her story inspired me to spread awareness. Opinions are 100% mine.