Your Personal Best: Breast Cancer and Exercise

Personal Best

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller

Breast cancer is a common form of cancer that affects about 1 in 8 women in their lifetime.

According to the <a href=”https://www.cancer.org”>American Cancer Society</a>, exercise is a powerful tool in regulating the hormones estrogen and insulin which can lower the risk of breast cancer.

“What is recommended is a minimum of 30 minutes a day, five days a week of physical activity or exercise up to 60 minutes a day, five days a week,” said Dr. Milady Murphy. “It could be low to moderate physical activity.”

However, for those more advanced, Dr. Miladay recommends three days a week of high intensity workouts for 25 minutes.

Exercise along with proper nutrition are essential to take care of your body.

Talking with your physician to get proper screening and medical intervention if needed are powerful ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer altogether.

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