Think Pink: 7 Healthy Ways to Shop Pink

Karen Kwan
Written by Karen Kwan

This month, don’t go shopping, go shop-pink (sorry, couldn’t resist!). Even if the rosy hue is simply not what you’d choose to wear to school or the office, there are still plenty of ways you can think pink this October when it comes to shopping for your health and wellness while helping to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and research for organizations such as Rethink Breast Cancer and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Healthy hydration Stay well hydrated (while ditching your bottled-water habit) by toting around the BPA-free Rubbermaid Pink Chug Bottle. And for your cup of tea, opt for Tetley Mint Green Tea (look for specially marked canisters with the CBCF logo)–it may help your waistline, too (the catechins in green tea have been shown to help trigger burning calories).

Pink bag it Bring healthy, nutritious lunches rather than hitting the food court, and don’t worry about salad dressing dripping into your designer handbag by toting you meal in an Elle lunch bag in Nicole Pink.

Vision quest Protect your eyes from UV rays (here’s why you should) with a pair of sunnies from the Sundog Eyewear Pink collection, which includes styles named after breast-cancer survivors.

Get in the pink! Staying active will help you maintain a healthy weight, which will help to reduce your risk of breast cancer. Gear up for running from head to toe in apparel that’ll help the cause: pieces from the Pink Ribbon collection at the Running Room and a pair of Lace Up for the Cure running shoes from New Balance. Or if it’s your derriere you’re looking to get into shape, give the Brazil Butt Lift workout a try. Created by Leandro Carvalho, the workout (a favourite of bikini models) melds together Brazilian dance moves, cardio and sculpting exercises to give you a tighter, toner tush.

About the author

Karen Kwan

Karen Kwan

Karen Kwan is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Her work has appeared in Flare, Elle Canada and, Glow, Metro, Huffington Post Canada, Travelife and Travel + Escape. She also runs her blog,, where she writes about health, beauty, fitness and lifestyle.


  • Cool Shop-pink list! I will try to keep it in mind when I shop! Do you have some tips on how to get some bras to somehow avoid breast cancer? I mean, I’m not quite sure but I know that somehow it affects the breasts especially if it is too tight. What do you think?

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