October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness for the disease and the important steps people can take to reduce their risk.
National statistics show that one in every eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. But the disease doesn’t only affect women. Men are also at risk.
Moreover, studies show that serious health issues, such as cancer and other chronic diseases, are on the rise and are due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals and unhealthy lifestyles. In fact, nearly 85 percent of breast cancers occur in women with no family history of the disease. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, including getting regular exercise and maintaining proper nutrition.
Join Nathaniel Wiechmann, D.C., at the The Downtown Family YMCA in Omaha on Sunday, October 14, as he discusses tips for staying healthy and combating cancer. Dr. Wiechmann’s wife, Melissa, will also be leading a 20-minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) demonstration, along with other group exercise samplers. Options will be available for all fitness levels and abilities, and you do not have to be a member of the YMCA to attend. Feel free to bring your friends and family…and wear pink!