According to the The American Cancer Society, when asked to pick one day to focus on themselves and their health each year, the majority of women (65 percent) chose their birthday.
Today (May 28th) is MY birthday and, in celebration of the 17th Anniversary of my 29th birthday (ahem) I am proud to partner with the Choose You movement (doing something special on my mom-type-blog, too) to
shine the spotlight on a sobering statistic: one in three women will get cancer in her lifetime.
Considering my twin brother has been battling cancer for a few years, now (AND WINNING!) I am committed to finding and sharing ways in which women (especially, moms like me) can lead a healthier lifestyle.
Because, it's My birthday, being nice matters and cancer sucks wet poodle!
At ChooseYou.com women can choose from five different health categories: Eat Right; Get Active; Get Recommended Health Screenings; Protect Your Skin; and Quit Smoking.
Participants give a minimum five dollar pledge once they sign a Choose You Commitment to as an incentive to stay on track.
ChooseYou.com visitors and participants will have access to online support and tools such as a calorie calculator, virtual dietitian, nutrition and activity quiz, smoking cost calculator, prevention and early detection videos, and a desktop helper with daily health tips.
As a mom of 2 teens and 2 tweens (no, I haven't had a decent night's sleep since October of 1993) I tend to put my kid's needs ahead of mine.
When it comes to women’s specific health behaviors, the American Cancer Society's 2010 Choose You Survey reveals some eye-opening findings:
- 90 percent say they fall short of eating a healthy diet
- 85 percent don’t get the minimum daily exercise of 30 minutes a day, five days a week recommended by the U.S. government
- 76 percent don’t always protect their skin from the sun
To help spread awareness of the American Cancer Society's Choose You Campaign and encourage women (like me) put their health first and make healthy lifestyle changes, I am gifting one (1) reader with a Healthy Lifestyle Gift Bag (like, what I got, above) including: Choose You stainless water bottle, lapel pin, t-shirt, pens, Neutrogena AgeShield+repair 55 SPF Sunblock, a bunch of Sprite Zero coupons and a Walgreens gift card (national program sponsors) just for you.
Because, we roll like that!
LINKY LOVE BYTES:
Choose You on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/chooseyou)
Choose You on Twitter (http://twitter.com/acschooseyou)
GET IT HERE: To enter, leave a comment, like, maybe, I dunno, wishing me a happy birthday (I won't mind) along with a valid email address on this post by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 4th and you're automatically entered to win. One (1) winner will be picked (via random.org) and announced via email and posted on My Prizey Giveaways Page!
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