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What's The Biggest Lifestyle Change You Have Made Since Being Diagnosed?
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posted December 8, 2015
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I am working out 4 days per week in addition to walking 2 miles per day. Research shows that exercising 1 hour per day reduces the relative rate of recurrence in Stage 1 to 3 breast cancer by 50% (tamoxifen is 40%). I have had a low-carb lifestyle for years.

posted December 9, 2015 (edited)
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I'be changed my diet. I go for daily walks.
I listen to inspiring music. I talk to my family more. Most important is worshipping God at home and in church plus daily prayers of gratitude for getting through the journey and be in remission from breast cancer. This is what has helped me. I hope it helps you.

posted December 8, 2015
A MyBCTeam Member

I drink hot lemon water every morning, as well. I also do tumeric/ginger/cayenne/cinnamon/honey in hot water when feeling like a sore throat or cold is coming on. I haven't had a cold in years. I eat a plant based diet and did so long before BC, so yes, BC does not discriminate. But I do believe that eating a clean, plant based diet along with regular exercise helped me to get through the chemo process much more smoothly. No sodas, no alcohol, but I do indulge in a nice cup of coffee in the morning - coffee - not coffee drinks with tons of added sugars/fats.

posted December 29, 2015
A MyBCTeam Member

@A MyBCTeam Member - The first thing I learned, and it is something that I had been working on anyway, was to take each day one day at a time. Stop projecting all the possible ways a scenario could pan out. This can add lots of stress so I just stopped doing it. I let things go - there is nothing one can do about certain things, so don't sweat them. I also started out doing really well with getting plenty of exercise after surgery, but I fell and broke my wrist in April this year, just two months after my last chemo treatment, and I haven't been able to get back on track. I'm blaming it on Aromasin and the enhanced joint pain that comes with it! :-)

posted December 16, 2015 (edited)
A MyBCTeam Member

Lots of people say to listen to classical music, and breathe deeply. Some do yoga or exercise. I'm thinking of trying dance lessons! Like swing dancing maybe...

posted December 14, 2015

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