Breast Cancer Risks Reduced By Exercise

Breast Cancer Risks Reduced By Exercise

Physical activity is generally recognized to enhance the emotional and physical wellbeing of a person and studies show that training can decrease the risk of breast cancer.

Based on one study from Cleveland Clinic, the danger of breast cancer in postmenopausal women has been reduced by increasing activity and reduced-fat percentage. The findings in the 2015 JAMA Oncology report contained a 12-month randomized study and finally revealed that moderate to strong exercise takes 300 minutes a week to reduce total gravity among postmenopausal women with greater efficiency than 150 minutes per week.

“These results suggest additional benefit of higher-volume aerobic exercise for adiposity outcomes and possibly a lower risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. Most healthy adults should aim for at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity weekly, plus strength training at least twice a week,” reads the study.

The best way for women to prevent breast cancer is to maintain a healthy weight and their own health, and that includes eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and limiting alcohol. Women should also monitor their health closely, including regular breast exams. The study reinforces the importance of weight control as a breast cancer prevention strategy.

The Mediterranean Diet is well known as a healthy way to eat, but new research indicates that it may reduce the risk of breast cancer. The Mediterranean diet — which is rich in plant-based foods, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and seafood — has been touted for decades for its health benefits. Because there are so many health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet, many dieticians and nutritionists recommend it for weight loss.

A lot of lifestyle changes that women make when they’re trying to lower their risk of breast cancer lower their risk of other illnesses as well. Alcohol intake, as well as breastfeeding and post-menopause hormone therapy, can lower the risk of breast cancer.

Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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