Are you one of those people that bounds out of bed at 4:30 a.m. to go for a morning jog? Or, do you enjoy a quick 50 mile bike ride every evening? (They do exist, I've met them.) These people have the urge, the need, the get up and go to exercise, while most people find it to be a chore, a hassle or something their doctor told them they HAD to do. Well, I've got a couple more reasons for you to find your urge, need and get up and go.
Exercise LOWERS your breast cancer risk!
Breast cancer can be provoked by an overexposure to estrogen. Exercising just a few hours a week (3-5 hours, which is only about 1/2 hour a day) can help reduce the amount of the hormone you have in your body. (No, you won't run out of estrogen and jogging won't turn you into a man...you can't use that as an excuse not to exercise.)
Okay, here is another reason to exercise:
If you are sedentary, you INCREASE your chances
of post-menopausal breast cancer, endometrial cancer,
kidney cancer, and cancer of the esophagus.
One more reason:
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reported that exercise reduced mortality from all causes in breast cancer survivors by 50%, when combined with a healthy diet.
Did you see that??? 50%!!
Anyone up for a quick walk around the block? :)
Always ~ Momma Goose
Remember...I am not a scientist or a doctor and these are just my comments based on what I've read online. Please do your research, talk to your doctor and make sure you're doing what's right for you.