BOO(bies)

BOO(bies)

October is also when we’re all a little more aware of something scarier than Freddy or Jason. We’d like to pay honor to all the women who have kicked breast cancer’s butt or are still fighting the good fight, by leaving you with some tried and true tips for keeping yourself safe, because we think one of the best ways to honor survivors is limiting the amount of women who will become survivors in the future.

All right, ladies, so we all know it’s getting closer and closer to the spookiest day of the year and we cannot wait for Halloween! If there’s one thing we love it’s getting dressed up. But we want to remind you of a more important thing...or two.

 

October is also when we’re all a little more aware of something scarier than Freddy or Jason. We’d like to pay honor to all the women who have kicked breast cancer’s butt or are still fighting the good fight, by leaving you with some tried and true tips for keeping yourself safe, because we think one of the best ways to honor survivors is limiting the amount of women who will become survivors in the future.

 

 

  • Exercise More

 Sure, exercise is linked to lots of great things, but we think one of the best is that

 four hours a week or more of it can reduce your chances of breast cancer.  

  

  1.   Drink Less

 Cancer risk rises the more often you drink alcohol.  We’re not saying don’t have

 fun, we love Wine Wednesday as much as the next girl, but just be careful and

 responsible with how much and how often you drink.

 

  1.        Know Your Genes

We do not mean your favorite pair of high waisted light wash jeans that make

your mirror go, “Va Va VOOM!”, we mean find out if the women in your family

have a history of breast cancer. If they do, tell your OB, so the two of you can

figure out when it would be best for you to start getting mammograms.

 

  1. Check Yo Self

An examination is something really important for every woman to receive from

her OB and herself. It’s pretty simple, really. You can do it in the shower or before

you get dressed, but the National Cancer Institute suggests you lie flat on your

back, put a pillow under the shoulder of the breast you plan to examine, put the

arm of the breast you plan to examine above your head, and use the other

hand to examine yourself by moving two fingers in circular motions around the

whole breast.

 

Feel something odd or unfamiliar?

Don’t panic.

Remember, that time of the month can cause lumps and bumps to show up

sometimes and  give your OB a call. They should be performing exams like this on

a pretty regularly, so they’ll know what’s normal for you if you need a second

opinion.

 

You can also receive mammograms, which are x rays of your breasts that let your

doctor look for anything suspicious.

 

So, just like it’s important to know if you’re going to be watching scary movies or out doing the Thriller this Halloween, it’s really important that you know your body.

 

That’s why we’re doing The Size Is Right, where any woman who leaves a fitting wearing the same bra size gets one of ours for 40%. If she leaves in a new size she gets one 10% off.

 

Because, if a woman wants to wear a bra, she should be wearing the right one. It should support her, not hurt her. Like any true bosom buddy.

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