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Heather's Health Connection

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and so here is your first reminder to do your October self check.  I know I have a hard time remembering myself... so when I saw this, I downloaded it right away!

The non-profit Keep A Breast teamed up with verynice studio and The Rare Studios  to re-think the role of smart phones in breast cancer awareness and prevention. The FREE app provides a visual step-by-step overview of the breast self-exam and allows you to easily schedule an automatic monthly reminder with a pop-up text reminder.

With 40% of diagnosed breast cancers being self-detected, the iPhone and Android compatible app aims to educate young people about the importance of breast self-examination and its timing. The monthly reminder helps the user perform their breast self-exam at the same time every month, at the recommended time, right after your monthly cycle. Because of the normal hormonal fluctuations in a woman’s body that affect breast tissue, it is important to select the same time every month so you will be able to distinguish between normal change and something that feels different.

This app can be downloaded from the iTunes and Google Play stores. Both verynice and The Rare Studio helped make the app possible by graciously contributing over 150 hours of pro-bono service to the organization, allowing us to offer this life-changing – and perhaps life-saving app- free to the public.

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Your gym equipment could make you sick!

by Heather Leigh posted May 17 2017 7:01AM
I finally joined a gym a few months ago in an attempt to get into better shape. I've been pretty consistent and have lost about 8 lbs so far, which is fantastic! What is not fantastic is the bacteria I may be taking home with me.

Researchers recently took samples at three different gyms to see just how gross the equipment was and what they found is more than disturbing. It turns out most everything was disgusting and 70% of the bacteria they found was the kind that can make you physically sick.

The most covered pieces of equipment were the free weights, the handlebars on bikes and the handles of the treadmill.  Free weights also had about 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat!

So do your gym mates a favor and wipe down your equipment when your done using it, and do yourself a favor- wipe it down before you use it! See you at the gym!!

 
05/17/2017 7:19AM
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