Can Exercise Decrease Breast Cancer Recurrence
Exercise offers additional benefits for breast cancer survivors such as improved physical movement and condition, more positive mood, improved body image, increased sexuality, decreased fatigue, decrease in depression, and bone health maintenance. Walking is an activity that most people can enjoy without a gym or added equipment. Enjoy the outdoors or a mall and start walking slowly for about 15 minutes and increase the speed and duration as long as it is comfortable. Be sure to consult your doctor before you start any exercise program.
Studies have shown that regular exercise may lower the risk of the recurrence of breast cancer. Breast cancer survivors who got three to nine hours of walking a week had a 35 to 40 percent lower risk of breast cancer coming back compared to survivors who chose a less active lifestyle.
Walking also allows us to actually see our surroundings, visit with our neighbors, and literally smell the roses. While you walk do your best to be in the present which means not thinking of the past or the future. With every step smell the air, touch the trees, listen to the sounds around you and see all the beauty that surrounds you.
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