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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 ideal weight might not be what you think!

by Heather Leigh posted Oct 9 2017 11:50AM
Over the last few months I've lost some weight. Losing has always been a struggle for me and in my mind I have this ideal number I want to eventually reach. The problem in the past is I have never reached that number, so I end up frustrated and disappointed.

This time around I have been paying more attention to when I eat, not what I eat. I have been trying to listen to my body to figure out if I'm actually hungry, or if I'm eating for other reasons. I tend to be an emotional eater so whether I'm happy or sad, I can find a food to fit my mood.

If you've been focusing on that ideal number, take a minute to check out this article. That number may not be what you think. In fact, if you're feeling happy with where you are and you're healthy, you may already be there!
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