Shannon Miller won gold in the Olympics, but she conquered cancer!


My top five tips for healthy living:

  1. Take care of yourself! As wives, mothers and caregivers, we tend to put ourselves last. Don’t discount the importance of taking care of yourself so that you can take care of others.
  2. Exercise for 30 minutes a day. That may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to happen all at once. Break it up into 10-minute segments and you’ll be pleased how you feel. You’re showing your family you care about yourself and they should care about themselves.
  3. Your health is important! Let's keep it that way.Make your annual wellness exams a priority. This actually saved my life! I was going to skip my exam—I was too busy; it was inconvenient. But keeping that appointment led to the discovery of a tumor, treatment and, ultimately, me being cancer free today.
  4. Ask for help. We’re so used to offering help to others, we sometimes forget how to accept it. Accepting help can help ease the burdens we feel every day.
  5. Learn how cancer insurance can help protect you. Yes that’s right, cancer insurance. Before I was diagnosed, I didn’t know it existed. Find out how it can help protect you and your family from the financial hardship that often comes with critical illness, accidents or loss of life.
Download and read Shannon Miller's book, Competing with Cancer.

Nearly 14.5 million Americans alive today have been diagnosed with cancer. And more than 1.7 million new cancer diagnoses are expected.1


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1996 gold medalist, Shannon Miller.

About Shannon:

Many of you may remember me as a member of the “Magnificent Seven” Olympic women’s gymnastics team who won gold at the Atlanta games in 1996. Since retiring from competition, I’ve remained busy as a TV and radio show host, professional speaker and owner of I’m also a cancer survivor. After a battle with aggressive ovarian cancer in 2011, I’m now cancer free and spreading my message of healthy living. I’ve chosen to partner with Washington National Insurance Company to promote wellness and increase awareness about supplemental health insurance.

Shannon Miller is a paid endorser for Washington National.

1 American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2015, p. 1.

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