Did you know that physical exercise can help prevent breast cancer?

Regular exercise reduces the chances of cancer recurrence by 28%. It is recommended that you spend at least 4 hours exercising every week.

The benefits of physical exercise for weight loss, general fitness and mood enhancement are well known to all of us. Less widely known, perhaps, is that physical exercise reduces the risk of getting breast cancer, improves survival in breast cancer patients and reduces breast cancer recurrence (1, 2, 3).

We all knew exercise was good for us and now we know why. Physical exercise reduces breast cancer risk by helping to reduce the levels of many of the chemicals in our bodies that are associated with the initiation and development of breast cancer. It also helps us feel good too.