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Survivorship Table: January 2021

Happy New Year! What better way to kick off 2021 than taking time to focus on your health. This month we celebrate National Healthy Weight Week, taking place during the third week of January, as well as National Cervical Health Awareness Month. Learn how you can join these awareness initiatives and set healthy habits to carry throughout the year.

National Healthy Weight Week

Did you know that staying active may help to reduce the risk of developing cancer [i]? Taking part in regular exercise as well as including more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet are great ways to maintain a healthy weight. There’s increasing evidence that maintaining a healthy weight and the changes that occur in the body from weight loss may reduce the risk of some types of cancers [ii]. Learn more about how to incorporate habits into your day that can help you maintain a healthy weight:

  • Try something new! What better way to add excitement to your day than with novelty? Next time you’re shopping for groceries, try adding a new fruit, vegetable or spice to cook with. Who knows, you may even find your new favorite fruit or vegetable!
  • Focus on adding not subtracting. When building your plate or ordering food, focus on what can be added to increase the content of fruits, vegetables or whole grains. For example, next time you make a dish such as pasta, add a handful of spinach or sautéed peppers.
  • Make movement something to look forward to! Getting active not only has many health benefits, but it can also be fun! Try making a playlist of music to listen to while working out, taking a virtual fitness class with a friend or going for a walk somewhere with scenery you enjoy.

National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that affects many women each year in the United States, but also a cancer that may be prevented through cervical health initiatives such as screenings, vaccinations and education [iii]. Cervical Health Awareness Month aims to raise awareness of cervical cancer risk factors, early detection, prevention and treatments [iv]. Here are a few ways to get involved and help lower the risk of cervical cancer:

Learn more about National Healthy Weight Week and National Cervical Health Awareness Month here.


[i] Celebrate Healthy Weight Week in 8 Simple Steps. Retrieved from: https://www.nfcr.org/blog/celebrate-healthy-weight-week-in-8-simple-steps/

[ii] Does Body Weight Affect Cancer Risk. Retrieved from: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/diet-physical-activity/body-weight-and-cancer-risk/effects.html

[iii] Cervical Health Awareness Month. Retrieved from: https://www.nccc-online.org/hpvcervical-cancer/cervical-health-awareness-month/

[iv] Cervical Health Awareness Month. Retrieved from: https://www.preventcancer.org/event/cervical-health-awareness-month-2021/

[v] The American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Prevention and Early Detection of Cervical Cancer. Retrieved from: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/cervical-cancer-screening-guidelines.html

[vi] Risk Factors of Cervical Cancer. Retrieved from: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/causes-risks-prevention/risk-factors.html

[vii] What Causes Cervical Cancer. Retrieved from: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/causes-risks-prevention/what-causes.html

[viii] Cervical Health Awareness Month: Information, Research, Patient Services, Advocacy. Retrieved from: https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/special-coverage/cervical-health-awareness-month.html

Isabelle Colbert Corgel, RD, CDN

Isabelle is a registered dietitian with a Bachelor’s of Science in Global Public Health and Nutrition from New York University. Isabelle has been a part of the Savor Health team for 4 years beginning as an intern during her sophomore year at NYU and now works as a contributing writer. After her undergraduate degree, she completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital with a focus in medical nutrition therapy where she gained clinical experience in oncology. Following her dietetic internship, Isabelle completed a 6-month nutrition fellowship in Employee Health and Wellbeing at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Isabelle now helps to manage nutrition and health programs at a food bank in upstate New York. Isabelle is passionate about community nutrition and health as well as holistic wellness.

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