THE PINK CART BLOG

23
Feb

Want a simple way to make sure you are getting some of the essential cancer prevention foods into your diet? Here’s a quick list of 10 Super Foods and Drinks to help keep your body healthy and cancer free. We also included some ideas on how to use these foods to make your cancer prevention diet interesting!

23
Feb

Lead an Anti-Cancer Life

Submitted by Be Healthy on February 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

We know that there is a lot we can control when it comes to making anti-cancer lifestyle choices. We can be disciplined, go with the flow, or throw caution to the wind. There are benefits to all three approaches, but when you have some of all three, you've got a winning combination. You have to have the same approach to keeping your cancer risk low. Cancer has physical, genetic, and environmental causes - there is no silver bullet that can eliminate all your risk factors in one fell swoop.

23
Feb

Take the Physical Activity Quiz!

Submitted by Be Healthy on February 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

We know, we know, we know, you're probably tired of hearing "you need to get more exercise" from your parents, your doctor, your friends, and your local news. But you can't deny that regular physical activity has so many benefits for your health and is a huge component of staying cancer free and reducing your risk of recurrence if you've already had cancer. So, let's see if you're up to snuff!

23
Feb

WONDERDRUG! Exercise and Cancer

Submitted by Be Healthy on February 23, 2012 | Comments (1)

We are all about Cancer Prevention. But, sometimes, despite our best efforts, Cancer still rears its ugly head into our lives. So once you've got Cancer, it's time to make some decisions about your treatment, your recovery, and how you're going to keep up your exercise routine. Wait, WHAT? You're fighting cancer, who cares about exercise? Well, it turns out, it could save your life. Exercise  should be one of your top priorities in your cancer treatment plan.

23
Feb

Breast Cancer Quiz

Submitted by Be Healthy on February 23, 2012 | Comments (0)
Alright, Pink People - we pride ourselves on being passionate for our cause. AND WE ARE! Pink ribbons, fundraising walks, survivor tattoos, volunteering for local breast cancer groups and more all show that we have all been touched by breast cancer. But when it comes down to cold hard facts, what do we really know about it? We know we need to be doing breast self checks every month and annual mammograms, but, we think you'll agree, there's a lot more to breast cancer than feeling or squeezing our boobs on a regular basis!
03
Feb

Komen & Planned Parenthood

Submitted by Caitlin on February 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

Well, we're thinking you've likely heard this by now. Susan G. Komen For The Cure announced this week that they would no longer be funding Planned Parenthood's breast cancer screening programs that provide breast health education, clinical breast exams and mammogram referrals to low income and uninsured women, often in rural or under served areas, who do not have other means of accessing these services. Komen stated that the decision was a result of a new internal policy that prohibited funding to any organization that was under local, state or federal investigation.

03
Feb

Pink Cart Goes Red For Women

Submitted by Be Healthy on February 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

Friday February 3rd is National Go Red For Women Day. It's The American Heart Association's annual campaign to raise awareness and funds in their fight against heart disease, the #1 Killer of Women. The Go Red Movement is a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health, according to AHA. Go Red also supports programs to educate women and to fund breakthrough research.