We hear you Dalai Lama! Here at B4BC we are all about helping out! Our non-profit revolves around helping and we wouldn't have it any other way! Whether it be teaching, supporting, or inspiring, our team is dedicated to helping the breast cancer community as a whole. So... what will Y O U do to help today?
We love lots of things in this life of ours: family, friends, nature, and tons of other things. Sometimes it’s easy to forget about something else that needs love… YOU! Loving yourself is on our list of 7 Ways to Stomp Out Breast Cancer and it’s there for a very good reason. Loving yourself helps maintain a healthy balance, ensuring good overall health in all areas of your life — physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. If you’ve hit a dead end or just can’t quite figure out this whole self lovin’ thing, we’ve got some tips. Check out the ten steps below to help you on the path to self love in 2015.
2015 is here and it’s time to stick to those resolutions we set for ourselves! We’re on the road to a healthier lifestyle and with that comes… healthy snacks. Say goodbye to the chips and dip and hello to these DELISH snack bars packed with protein, fiber, and cancer-fighting superfoods! Chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth, goji berries for energy, and chia seeds for an overall health boost, what could be better?
Monday inspo! Let's get this new year started right... B4BC always has been and always will be a youth-focused, non-profit dedicated to providing education, prevention and support programs for young people and the action sports community at large. We're looking forward to a new year filled with new opportunities and new ideas!
The New Year is upon us! How? We aren't quite sure. It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in 2014 and writing down our resolutions! Which brings us to this. Chances are you didn't stick to all of the resolutions you made last year, we're guilty too. Being healthy is always on our list of resolutions in some form or another, but it's harder than it sounds to stick to it diligently. Getting motivated is one thing, but we all get busy and staying motivated is a whole different story. Being and staying healthy is a GREAT resolution to make and with some careful planning, you can make this goal way easier on yourself. Check out these tips to help you create a healthy new years resolution that you can actually keep:
We know we have it good out here in California, but it sure has been a chilly winter! As the nights get colder, we continue to find ourselves craving comfort foods that keep our bellies full and our bodies warm. This Moroccan Red Lentil Soup is packed with flavor and has some top-notch cancer fighting ingredients. Cooking up a batch of this is sure to satisfy your taste buds and help your body fight off nasty cancer causing cells.
Here at B4BC, we L O V E the season of giving, AND the season of giving back! Luckily you can do both when you shop our cobranded products from our amazing partners who happen to have stellar products that benefit our breast cancer education, prevention and support programs! All of our cobranded products are available at www.b4bc.org/shop...grab one for you and one for a friend today!
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE EVERYONE! We hope you are enjoying time with your family, friends, and loved ones! 'Tis the season of giving and it is definitely one of our favorite times of the year. We all know it feels great to give someone a gift that they absolutely love, but we found out that both generosity and gratitude have great influences on our emotional and physical health. So... not only does giving benefit the receiver, it benefits you too! Check out this list of seven different ways that the holiday season helps you and your health!
Go overboard with the holiday sweets? Consider this recipe book your crash course on clean eating. We’re switching things up this Tasty Tuesday and instead of bringing you one awesome recipe, we’re bringing you an entire recipe book full of them! We teamed up with our friends over at Goofy Foot Foods and created Quick and Clean Salads & Smoothies for the Active Girl on the Go. This book gives you access to a ton of insanely delish recipes, tips and tricks for easy prep, info on why it’s all so very good for you, and even a few recipes from B4BC team rider and pro snowboarder Elena Hight.
G r e a t n e s s is everywhere! We see greatness in each and every one of you out there supporting B4BC and the fight against breast cancer. We surround ourselves with great people like you all as we provide education, prevention and support programs for the youth and the rest of the action sports community. Through events, year-round educational outreach and the Survivorship Fund, our nonprofit is able to further its mission of promoting early detection + a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means of breast cancer prevention.
The time has come for you to pack your suitcase, hop in the car, and head to your folks house for the holidays. Okay, maybe you’re not going to your parents house, but travel is at its peak during the holiday season and chances are that if you aren’t the lucky host of the year, you’re headed to someones house to celebrate the season! The most difficult part of holiday travel (hint: it’s not flight delays, traffic, or lack of a good nights sleep), is staying healthy and motivated. We know we aren’t the only ones who have this problem, so we’ve got some tips to help keep you your healthiest during this chaotic time of the year!
Recipe and photos courtesy of: Goofy Foot Foods Our friends over at Goofy Foot Foods have put a healthy twist on a holiday classic. This smoothie turns a heavy, boozy cake into something refreshing and light, a much needed change during the holiday season! It features all the fruit cake necessities but blends them together to make a delicious smoothie that you can feel much less guilty about and even reap benefits from! Essentially every ingredient in this cake-turned-smoothie gives you some sort of health boost, no complaints here. Check out just how each ingredient is helping you out during this holiday season: TART CHERRIES: High concentrations of phytochemicals called anthocyanins that may help reduce the risk of cancer. FIGS: Dried figs are rich in protein, carbohydrates, calcium, potassium, iron and B vitamins and are high in dietar
Things can get pretty stressful around the holidays—and this should not be a surprise, but stress in no good for your bod. As if that wasn’t stressful enough, studies show that stress can increase your risk for breast cancer as well. You don’t need a zen retreat to escape the holiday crush—these simple strategies will help you relax, no matter how short on time you are. 10 Seconds: Laugh Even just anticipating a chuckle is enough to relieve stress and elevate hormones that combat depression and boost immunity. Need some ideas on how to get happy? Check out 9 more tips on the B4BC blog on how to increase happiness! 5 Minutes: Chew Gum Chewing two sticks a day for two weeks can fight off anxiety and fatigue and improve mood. 15 Minutes: Meditate Research has shown that a quarter of an hour of guided meditation performed in t
It’s that time of year where it seems like we are always GO GO GO, but that doesn’t mean you have an excuse to stop eating right. Although the mornings may be chilly, smoothies are still a perfect way to get your day started out right and still make it out the door on time. This cancer-fighting green smoothie is packed with protein and potassium and will keep your stomach satisfied until lunch time!
It has been a super wet week here in Southern California and with rain comes snow… We are STOKED! Snowboarding season is finally here and is definitely one of our favorite times of the year. We cannot wait to spend all of our free time in the mountains! Not only is snowboarding insanely fun, it’s a great way to stay active during the chilly winter months. Burn calories and spend our time out in beautiful mother nature, you don’t have to tell us twice. Whether you’re a pro or just beginning, we’ve got a few reasons why you should spend some time on a board this season!
With this years Thanksgiving festivities wrapped up, we move full steam ahead into the time of giving. Sometimes it can be a bit difficult to come up with gifts for your co-workers, neighbors, friends, and all the other amazing people in your life, but we have a solution! Homemade gifts are always the best and this recipe from our friends at Goofy Foot Foods is an absolutely perfect way to cross some names off your shopping list. Combine squash, spices, and other simple ingredients, blend them all together, pack it in a jar, and you’ve got yourself a DELISH Coconut Squash Butter to share for the holidays!
Happy almost Thanksgiving B4BC family! We are so very thankful for this amazing time of year and for all of you! Tomorrow is the day we get to indulge on a DELISH meal with the people we love. We know just how hard it is during this time of the year to remain healthy, so we’ve compiled a list of quick tips to help keep you on the right track during this holiday season!
B4BC Team Rider Elena Hight is back with another incredible Tasty Tuesdays recipe for Thanksgiving! Check out her Steller story to get the scoop on these A M A Z I N G Vegan Pumpkin Truffles that everyone will be saving room for at Thanksgiving dinner:
When it comes to the products you put on your body, skin, or hair, one thing’s for sure: most companies that makes those products don’t have your back. Heather White, Executive Director of the Environmental Working Group, explains why our lotions, makeup, and shampoos are loaded with dangerous chemicals, why babies are born with hundreds of toxins in their blood, and what you can do to make your immediate environment — and the world — a little bit safer.
While most people consider skating to work a little too much to handle, the guys over at That’s A Tripp can’t seem to get enough of it—130 miles skated from Manhattan to Montauk and $2000 fundraised later, these guys are as stoked as ever on their amazing Tripp that benefited B4BC’s breast cancer education and prevention programs…and their story is DEFINITELY one you want to read! Check out their blog recap below with some awesome photos and incredible moments along the 130 mile skate! 5 years ago Jack Staley and I were delivering food for a small Cafe in SoHo NYC. We weren’t on bikes, though—no,we liked to haul it through the rough New York City streets with 4 or 5 bags at time straight for a 6 hr shift on our SKATEBOARDS. Pushing ourselves, timing runs and counting blocks, dodging Yellow Cab doors and sidewalk basement openings a
Showing your love for other people, nature, and whatever else you so choose is awesome but don’t forget who else needs love too… YOU! Loving yourself is one of our 7 steps to stomp out breast cancer and it is key in maintaining good overall health in all aspects of life— physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. For some, loving yourself may seem difficult, but we promise you it can be quite easy and SO worth it. Finding your inner confidence will make you so much happier and so much healthier!
The weather is getting chillier but that doesn’t mean a good salad won’t hit the spot! It’s time to take advantage of what’s in season and whip up some fantastically creative and oh so delicious dishes. That’s where this recipe comes in! Combine the superfood of all superfoods, kale, with roasted butternut squash, and chickpeas, add a drizzle of tahini dressing, and you’ve got yourself a cancer-fighting, phytonutrient packed, all around insanely healthy salad that will be sure to get your taste buds excited!
We had an incredible time at the 7th Annual Halloween Haunted Heats Surf Contest presented by ZJ Boarding House, and we were so honored to be the beneficiary of their surfboard raffle again this year! Three boards donated by …Lost Surfboards and Firewire Surfboards were raffled off, raising a grand total of $1,650 for Boarding for Breast Cancer’s education, prevention and support programs. We want to give a HUGE thank you to Teddy Vecchione, Todd Roberts and the rest of ZJ Boarding House crew for the continued support they give our organization, and to …Lost Surfboards and Firewire Surfboards for their contributions. This event is always a hit, and the MUST SEE photos below from a successful and highly entertaining day can attest to that: Keep surfing and #behealthygetactive, and find out where we’ll be next by keepi
We all know that eating our greens is important, but guys… It’s more important than we thought! Leafy greens are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients, all things that our bodies LOVE. Leafy greens are somewhat of a secret superfood because people just don't realize how many amazing benefits they can get out of them!
We have to face it. It’s that time of year when the weather starts to cool down and we start to crave all kinds of warm, delicious comfort foods. Only problem with this it that comfort foods don’t tend to be the healthiest foods, thus the extra pounds gained during the coming months. We have found one AMAZING solution to this issue in this recipe for Quinoa Chili! Super filling and hearty, this meal will leave your mouth packed with flavor and your bod full of fiber, protein and cancer-fighting antioxidants. A bowl of this on a cool fall evening sounds like the perfect way to end the day if you ask us!
B4BC and Bea Miller have teamed up for the last days of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to remind you to put health education at your fingertips! Just download the free B4BC app for iPhone and Andriod by searching ‘B4BC’ in the App Store or Google Play then enter your email address under “SIGNUP” for a chance to win a rockin’ #checkonetwo prize pack by New Era and Fugoo Wireless Speakers (value=$350). The B4BC app allows you to set a custom breast self-exam reminder, plus stay up-to-date with B4BC events and educational info. Contest ends tomorrow at midnight. Download the app for iPhone, iPad and Andriod here: http://bit.ly/appb4bc
HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEK! Pumpkins, costumes, and…. candy galore. The one downfall to this amazing holiday. We are constantly being bombarded by all kinds of sweet treats that are packed with artificial sugars, colors, and all kinds of gnarly chemicals. We’re still not sure why things that are so bad for our bodies taste so good, but you know what? Things that are good for our bodies taste even BETTER. These super simple gummy treats are made from fresh fruit & veggie juice and taste WAY better than your average halloween candy. The best part? They are SO much better for our health and there is no need to feel guilty after satisfying your sweet tooth.
Debatably the simplest form of exercise, running is amazing for so many reasons! It boosts your overall health, relieves stress, helps prevent diseases, & the list goes on. Some people love it, some people hate it. Whether running is your “thing” or not, we’ve found some awesome tips to help you make running a FUN & enjoyable experience, not just a way to burn some calories.
Team B4BC rider Elena Hight is back as a guest chef for another Tasty Tuesday, and her Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie is EVERYTHING you need for fall! Click through the image to read her Steller Story and get the recipe now:
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.