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August 28, 2020

Exercise and breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Australia, and we know that overall health and wellness can help to lower a person’s risk of developing the disease.

Women who participate in physical activity, which can be anything from walking to climbing stairs and even vacuuming, have approximately 13% lower risk of breast cancer than women who do little to no physical activity.

That percentage is boosted to 17% in those who do vigorous physical activity like running and cycling.

Just 30 minutes a day of physical activity – it doesn’t have to be marathon training it can simply be getting the vacuum out and giving the house a once over – can help to reduce your chances of breast cancer.

Physical activity is also known to have a beneficial impact on mental health, as well as reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence and death in those who have been diagnosed with the disease.

So, put your runners on, make your health a priority and help reduce your chances of development or recurrence of breast cancer.