Get your lazy day morning pancake fix from Team B4BC rider Elena Hight with a fiber-filled twist! The fiber in the oats helps lower cholesterol and may lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity, and makes you feel full for longer. Quick oats also contain calcium and iron, but the amount varies due to fortification. So what are you waiting for? These are DELISH.
It’s no secret we LOVE water. We’ll take it in any form: ocean, lake, snow, you name it! But our bodies love water just as much (if not more) than we do ourselves. We always hear people reminding us to drink enough water but not many people realize just how important it truly is. A dehydrated body is a VERY unhappy body and that can lead to all kinds of different health issues. Our bodies use water in many ways from cushioning and lubricating joints to nourishing and protecting the brain, spinal cord and other tissues to TONS of other things. Humans are composed mostly of water and although the human body can go up to a month without food, our bodies can only survive approximately one week without water. Lack of water reduces the amount of blood in your body, forcing your heart to pump harder in order to deliver oxygen-bearing
We LOVE breakfast and this recipe makes us want to eat it for every meal of the day. Overnight oats is an easy way to put a twist on your basic oatmeal and makes perfect grab-and-go meal! Combine rolled oats and chia seeds with delicious fresh fruit and you have a breakfast that you will absolutely fall in love with.
Many people find meditation to be frustrating or pointless, yet when they really delve into the practice, they find it incredibly helpful for their happiness and peace of mind! The world of meditation is unknown to many and people tend to not fully understand how or why people choose to meditate. We've laid out some great info to help you get a grasp on what mediation is all about, and how it can help your overall health and wellness.
Smoothies are a staple in our diet and this is one of our favorites! This one is jam-packed with nutrients and yummy flavors, making it impossible to say no to. Fresh, seasonal berries are combined with ginger, chia, cinnamon, and a probiotic-rich liquid base to whip up this irresistibly delicious smoothie!
This quick and easy two-ingredient snack is the perfect mix of salty and sweet! Munch on it as a road trip snack, an energy boost before your workout, or even wrap it up and give it as a gift, this treat will not disappoint! The antioxidant-rich dark chocolate combined with your favorite trail mix makes this a protein packed superfood snack for anytime of the day.
We are so sad that our amazing nine days at the Vans US Open of Surfing had to come to an end! We had a blast hanging out at the beach and educating so many awesome people who came out to enjoy the beautiful weather and insane athletic ability!
Shane Michael (Hernandez) is a longtime supporter of B4BC and the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Mitten United: a creative design agency who keeps B4BC’s website on point and is always on call for any and all tech or design-related emergencies. Shane and the Mitten United crew have fundraised over $6,000 for B4BC through the Skate the Lake and Skate the Coast series, and have held the “Top Fundraiser” and “Top Fundraising Team” positions multiple times. Oh, and you’ll never catch him without at least two pink B4BC wristbands on at any given time. Learn more about the upcoming Skate the Lake event, why he stays involved, and his best fundraising techniques!
A night out with the girls and a few martinis is always nice, but did you know just one night of binge drinking has some serious repercussions. Although a night of drinking can be fun in the moment, it's side effects are much more serious then that nasty hangover the next morning. Binge drinking leads to higher endotoxin levels and ultimately, a higher risk for breast cancer. Pretty gnarly right?
Nothing beats the heat or fills you up better than a delicious, refreshing salad in the summer! This recipe introduces us to a dish with plenty of crunch and just the right amount of sweetness to excite your tastebuds. Not only that, this salad is packed with cruciferous veggies, which have some pretty amazing cancer preventing powers!
We all know what happens when we don’t get enough sleep; we wake up groggy and cranky and then cram our body full of caffeine in order to make up for our lack of energy (we’re definitely guilty of this one on occasion). Short term effects of sleep depravation are evident and more and more studies are being conducted to find out if there are less obvious, long-term effects.
Ever wonder how professional snowboarder, two-time Olympian, and X Games medalist Elena Hight kick starts her mornings? This juice has all the answers: it's a nutritional powerhouse with kale, apples, carrots, beets and ginger. Kale has been shown to have antioxidant, antigenotoxic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, in addition to reducing the estrogen metabolite 16alpha-hydroxyestrone (which is a breast cancer promoter).
Summertime is in full swing and we are loving spending as much time outdoors as we possibly can! From the beach to the mountains, there are so many amazing things we can do in the great outdoors during this time of the year. Not only does being outside make us happy, it makes us healthy! Here we’ve got seven ways how being outside makes you healthier…AS IF we needed more reasons to get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather!
With technology and transportation being as crazy and quick as it is these does, it is possible for us to eat our favorite fruits and veggies pretty much anytime of the year. However, there once was a time when we had to wait around for the earth to produce these guys for us during a certain time of the year. By having the patience to wait for your produce to be in season, you are actually benefitting quite a bit! When produce is in season, it is at it’s peak in nutritional value and is more tasty than any other time of the year. By eating what is in season, you are also helping out good ole Mother Nature!
Summer is all about getting outside and enjoying what the world has to offer; A time to soak in those beautiful rays of sunshine while basking in all their Vitamin D-rich glory! BUT… it is so very important to remember to protect our skin while enjoying the sun.
Did you catch Team B4BC rider Jamie Anderson in the ESPN The Magazine Body Issue?! The issue highlights the strength and commitment to health of professional athletes who have pushed their physiques to prime athletic form in order to excel in their field. Check out her thoughts from the ESPN Body Issue interview!
It’s safe to say that the avocado isn’t going anywhere and we are more in love with it than ever! We could eat it with every meal and this recipe makes it super quick & super easy to enjoy avo on the go. Spread on your toast in the morning and top it with some tomatoes, an egg, or whatever you choose for the perfect breakfast to take with you while you head out the door!
This week we have the perfect alternative to those nasty, but delicious, potato chips that everyone loves to eat during backyard BBQs in the summer. These zucchini chips satisfy the need to crunch, but are guilt-free and just as yummy (if not more)!
We are thrilled to announce that Pura Vida Bracelets has expanded the B4BC collection, and now the entire breast cancer awareness line of bracelets benefits B4BC's breast cancer education, prevention and support programs! To celebrate, we are giving away one of each bracelet this week, including the original B4BC bracelet and the entire Breast Cancer Pack to one lucky winner!
We know we spend a lot of time on the ladies here at B4BC, but as it turns out, men use an average of 6 personal care products a day that are chock-full of toxins and contributing to your cancer risk. Whether it be your deodorant, aftershave or lotion, we got the inside scoop on how to shop chemical-free from GOOD, who's motto on the topic is "If you don't want to do it for the planet, or yourself, do it for your sperm." You heard it here first, gentlemen. Read on to see the Man Guide to Non-Toxic Shopping.
Our girl Elena Hight is back to share with us the recipe for her Cherry Quinoa energy bars. These tasty treats are the perfect healthy energy boost we need to keep us going during these long summer days!
We’re getting outside & enjoying some #summer v i b e s today with music fueled by our new partners at Fugoo!! Check out their killer speakers at www.fugoo.com and use the promo code B4BC10 at checkout and they will donate 10% back to B4BC’s education and prevention programs!!
Most of us use numerous personal care products on our body each day, whether we are doing our makeup in the morning, washing our face at night, or anything in between. Unfortunately, many of us are not aware of exactly how these products are impacting our body. From shampoo to lipstick, deodorant to sunscreen, many of these products include chemicals that can be far more damaging to our bodies than we know.
Did you know you can now get exclusive B4BC gear online, hosted by our friends at Spyder Surf? Check out the NEW goods at www.b4bc.org/shop; all net proceeds benefit B4BC’s education, prevention and support programs. B4BC has a variety of wristbands, bandanas, bracelets, tote bags, bracelets and t-shirts available, as well as our collection of cobranded products with brands like The North Face, Fugoo, Nixon, Von Zipper, NSP, Mizu and more!
Michigan’s own Boyne Highlands celebrated their second annual Shred the Love event to raise money for B4BC and McLaren Northern Michigan Kathleen Jontz Breast Health Fund. The fund provides mammograms to women ages 40 – 64 years old who have no insurance or are underinsured and supports breast health educational programs in our community. Over several years, gifts to the fund helped to provide: 180 patients with mammography, 30 patients with second screenings and 18 patients with biopsies, and we are proud to be supporting them. Big thanks to Nicole Belmont and the Boyne Highlands team, fundraisers and the local community for rallying together on this incredible day of outreach, education and support!
The last thing we want to do in in the summer is spend all our time in the kitchen, when we could be enjoying the beautiful outdoors. This recipe for a Summer Lentil Salad is ridiculously simple and SUPER delicious. Tons of nutrients and flavors are combined to make this unbelievably quick salad that will fill you right up!
JOIN THE B4BC BRGDE! Learn how to turn awareness into A C T I O N and stay up to date on our latest fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, events and more by signing up for our newsletter: http://b4bc.org/newsletter-signup/ Pictured: Team B4BC rider Tarah Mikacich
Red Resort in Rossland, B.C. hosted their 2nd annual Shred The Love event this past season: a day was full of riding and education on the hill, followed by a rockin’ Pickwick Music concert at night! Over $5K was fundraised for B4BC and local hospital health fund, KBRH Health’s new digital mammography program. B4BC & Red are proud to be able to give back to KBRH’s new program which allows patients in the #Kootenay region to undergo breast cancer diagnostic testing that is minimally invasive and closer to home – while avoiding the 8 hour drive to Vancouver for services that until recently weren’t available in #Rossland. To learn more about KBRH please visit, http://kbrh.ca/ Many thanks to B4BC’s long-time advocate Fran Richards and Megs Porcheron (both pictured above with B4BC’s Blair Young), Pickwick, and the Red Mountain Resort staff
Boarding For Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation dedicated to providing breast cancer education, prevention and support programs for young people and the action sports community at large.