Women Wellness: Important health checks for females
Healthy habits go a long way in ensuring we provide our bodies with the correct nutrients, remain active and reduce stress levels on a daily basis. It’s vital we eat the right foods, reduce alcohol consumption or even stop, quit smoking, regularly exercise and learn to be calmer. Not only will this ensure optimal health now, but it will safeguard our health for the future. The life decisions we make now can have a huge impact on our health when we are elderly and help prevent illness and disease.
I think that it’s absolute madness that in 2017 it is still taboo to talk about BOOBS. Maybe it’s because at some point over the ages, women’s breasts have become sexualised and in this capacity it has meant that this natural part of a woman’s anatomy has become tarnished, so that when women need to discuss important issues about their own body, they don’t feel that they can, or maybe that they should.
Despite the successes in screening for breast cancer in recent years, the risk of getting the disease remains high. Currently 1 in every 8 women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer at sometime during their life, with the incidence rates for breast cancer projected to rise by 2% in the UK between now and 2035 according to Cancer Research UK. The number of deaths from Breast Cancer currently stands at 21.2 per 100,000 woman per year. Although men can get Breast Cancer too, it is predominantly a disease that affects, and kills women.