Monday, January 25, 2010

PURE PREVENTION - Step #3 - Breast Cancer Prevention

3. Choose Safe Cosmetics
Some popular brands of cosmetics and personal care products contain chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects. Worse, most chemicals have never been evaluated for health and safety. By making smart choices, you can affect change. Use the Skin Deep database of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to find safer personal care products. Then, join the Campaign and help clean up the cosmetics industry.

** This is Week #4 of 12 Weeks of Breast Cancer Prevention Tips brought to you by Luna Moms Club**

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

PURE PREVENTION - Step #2 - Breast Cancer Prevention

2. Eat Smart

Studies have found potential links between pesticides and breast cancer risk. Pesticides and other synthetic chemicals are found in our food. Read labels, ask your grocer to stock organic produce and hormone-free meats and dairy products, and look for organic food at your local farmers’ market. And when gardening or treating your lawn, look for natural alternatives to chemical weed and bug killers and take preventative measures such as mulching for weeds and using traps, barriers, fabric row covers, or plant-based repellants to get rid of pests.

The pesticides of greatest concern for breast cancer are used in the agricultural setting. To take a step further, visit the Pesticide Action Network website ( to clean up the environment beyond your home.

Fact: Did you know LUNA bars are made with 70% organic and 100% entirely natural ingredients?

** This is Week #3 of 12 Weeks of Breast Cancer Prevention Tips brought to you by Luna Moms Club**

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Too busy to workout?

Do you think you too busy to work out? Think again! Even with all those rugrats underfoot, you can find time to work physical activity into your day... even while grocery shopping! Don't believe me? Check out one of my favorite sites (besides Stroller Strides, of course!) at

Monday, January 11, 2010

PURE PREVENTION - Step #1 - Breast Cancer Prevention

Pure Prevention is a campaign from the Breast Cancer Fund and LUNA Bar to raise awareness about the environmental causes of breast cancer and empower us to live actively, healthy and well. Pure Prevention focuses on 5 Tips for easy, everyday actions to help reduce the risk of breast cancer: Create a Healthy Home; Eat Smart; Choose Safe Cosmetics; Get Outside; and Join the Campaign to spread the word about prevention. Join the Pure Prevention Campaign and share this information with colleagues, friends and family at

1. Create a Healthy Home

Make your home a chemical-free sanctuary. Many household items, including paper products and cleaning supplies, contain cancer-causing chemicals. These products can be replaced with safer, non-toxic alternatives available at your local supermarkets and health food stores. Plus, by making smart purchases you let manufacturers and retailers know that you won’t stand for toxic products.

Some plastics leach chemicals into the substances they touch, so you should try to choose non-plastic alternatives when possible.
o Avoid microwaving your food in plastic containers or in plastic wrap. Choose ceramic or glass containers instead.
o Swap plastic water bottles for stainless steel or aluminum options.
o Choose non-toxic baby toys and shower curtains instead of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), plastic or vinyl.

** This is Week #2 of 12 Weeks of Breast Cancer Prevention Tips brought to you by Luna Moms Club**

Friday, January 8, 2010

Snow and cold go away!

It is currently -19 with the wind chill and snow is falling. So, going out to exercise is out of the question! You can still get a good workout in, though!

Here is your snow day workout for today:
  • Begin with a march
  • Speed up to a slow jog
  • High Knees for 30 sec.
  • Fanny Kickers for 30 sec.
  • 50 Jumping Jacks
  • 10 Squat-thrusts (Click here for a video example of both beginner & advanced versions)
  • Grab that band and anchor under both feet. Do 30 squats with resistance.
  • Add a military press to the squat for 20 reps.
  • Side step-outs with band. Start with one each side, then two each side, continue up to 10 on each side. Then work your way back down from 10 to 1.
  • Bicep curls with band anchored under both feet (only one foot anchor for less resistance). 25 regular curls - 25 upper cuts (each side) - 25 hammer curls - 25 lateral curls
  • Overhead tricep extensions - anchor band under foot and keep those elbows close to your head. 25 on each arm
  • Repeat above sequence, if desired
  • ABS: 25 regular crunches, 25 frog crunches, 25 crunches to the right knee, 25 to the left knee
  • Stretch

Monday, January 4, 2010

THE ROLE OF THE ENVIRONMENT - Breast Cancer Prevention

Fewer than 10 percent of breast cancers occur in women with a genetic predisposition to the disease. Even when all traditional risk factors—including genetic predisposition, reproductive history, diet, exercise and alcohol—are aggregated, more than half of U.S. breast cancer cases remain unexplained. The Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) believes that environmental exposures to toxic chemicals and radiation are increasing breast cancer risk. We need to get people talking about breast cancer prevention and reducing these environmental exposures. Visit and direct your friends to to learn more and get people talking!

** This is Week #1 of 12 Weeks of Breast Cancer Prevention Tips brought to you by Luna Moms Club**