These days it takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. With hectic lifestyles and bad habits like skipping sleep, excess alcohol consumption, and sky-high stress levels, it’s harder than ever for most people to stay fit and healthy, much less take extra steps to reduce your risk of diseases like cancer, stroke, and heart disease.
That’s why Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz, D.O., author of the blog SizeMoreHeart.com, pulled together a list of 10 simple rules to stay healthy, happy, and fit… for life!
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Those annual breast exams and pap smears are super important for women of all ages.
“I had a 20-something patient die of cervical cancer because she never went for her annual OB/GYN exam. In this day and age, there is almost no reason as to why women should be dying of cervical cancer,” Sizemore-Ruiz says. “Also, all women should be doing monthly breast exams (do it at the same time every month, preferably two or three days after your menstruation), as well as an annual mammogram after the age of 40.”