Exercise & Breast Cancer

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Sharing Healthy Information thanks to Breast Cancer Yoga for posting this on her blog.

Breast Cancer Authority

Exercise to Prevent Breast CancerBy: Michael Gregor, MD

We’ve known that physical activity can reduce breast cancer risk, and appears to work especially well at preventing estrogen-receptor negative tumors, the hardest ones to treat. But only last year did we figure how much exercise was needed. We’ve known that light exercise doesn’t work, like a leisurely stroll. It appears useless for preventing breast cancer. And we’ve known that fewer than 10 minutes a day of even good exercise doesn’t work either.

How many minutes of moderately intense exercise — hiking, biking, swimming, aerobics, or even just fast walking — does one need, on average, every day to significantly decrease breast cancer risk?
Less than 10 minutes doesn’t work, but how about a full 10? 15? 30? 45?
Or a full hour a day?
Well, It’s not 10.
It’s not 45.
And it’s not 15.
We need an hour of exercise every day.
Darwin was…

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