It’s no surprise that the more active you are, the healthier you become. It’s no different when it comes to breast cancer. Women who get regular exercise see a 10% to 20% decrease in breast cancer risk. It helps maintain that ideal body weight. However, some studies suggest differently.
According to prior research, premenopausal women who are overweight see a large reduction in breast cancer risk. Those who are categorized as overweight or obese see a 20% to 40% decrease. This correlation is not well understood, but it does present a bit of a problem, because postmenopausal women see an increased risk in breast cancer when they are categorized as overweight or obese.
Therefore, it’s very important to keep that weight off. As previously stated, the more active you are the healthier you become. That holds true no matter what stage of life you’re in. There are so many positive factors that come from leading an active lifestyle, such as an increased immune system that allows you to stay healthy for longer, lower estrogen levels which also decreases your risk for breast cancer, and a reduced risk for various cardiovascular diseases. If you’re looking to become more active in your day to day activities, here are some great examples of ways to get the heart beating and the blood flowing:
These are merely a few tips you can use to promote a healthier lifestyle to decrease your chance at breast cancer. Don’t settle for a fixed workout routine. Variety is the spice of life and the more muscles you utilize the healthier you’ll be!
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