"Choose You" to make time for your own health

Too busy making sure the kids get to the dentist and your brother gets to his job interview? Worrying more about getting the carpets cleaned than about whether you’ve gotten to the gym?

It’s no secret — in fact, research confirms it — that women are so busy taking care of others that they forget to take care of themselves. The American Cancer Society developed a friendly reminder for women to put their own health first and reduce their cancer risk.

“The Choose You movement is an opportunity to turn what we know about cancer prevention into healthy behavior change that can help reduce their risk of the disease,” said Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, director of nutrition and physical activity at the American Cancer Society. “Choose You provides a community of support from other women who are dealing with similar challenges, as well as a wealth of information and tips to encourage all women to make a commitment to a healthier life while helping to reduce their risk of cancer.”

Find out more about the Choose You movement here.

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