As a trident doula/parenting coach/nutrition guide/women's health advocate, I urge all women to take a moment during this month of Breast Cancer Awareness and do these few things for your health:
1. Check yourself, from top to toe. If you feel ill, run-down or just not right, make an appointment to get to the doctor.
2. Reach out to your female family and friends to do the same thing.
3. Donate pink items to your local pregnancy research shelter. They can always use baby things for the new little ones, and the pink colour will evoke a reminder to be in the pink of health for the new little one!
4. Resolve to drink more water. Start with one full glass in the morning, and one full one at night.
5. Get up, every morning and do 2 minutes of exercise. Touch your toes, walk around the block, stand up and sit down in a chair. Just get the blood moving, to bring pink to your cheeks.
6. Eat some tomatoes, and some cauliflower at least one time this week. Red and white make pink!
7. Now that colder weather is settling in, invest in some good moisturizer to keep your glowing pink skin at its loveliest.
8. Pick up a pink Sharpie. The specially made Sharpie with the pink ribbon will donate a portion of the proceeds to City of Hope.
9. Yogurt is good for you; buying Yoplait's pink lid yogurt will not only be good for your health, it will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
10. volunteer. Even if it is donating books, holding a hospice patient's hand, or teaching a youngster to read, you will get a pink glow all over at the good will you have generated.