Exercise is well known as a preventative measure against cancer and other non-communicable diseases.
The amount of physical actvitiy recommended by experts for all is 150 hours per week of moderate intensity aerobics such as brisk walking.
Other more vigorous exercise such as running, jogging, cycling, swimming have added health benefits.
For the study researchers used 1,500 women with breast cancer and 1,500 without breast cancer. They were interviewed about activities that they had been involved in throughout their lifespan.
The study focused on physical activity, the recreational type,examples are:
They were not interested in the occupational type of activities.
The researchers found that exercise at any intensity, during the reproductive and post menopausal years was more effective in the prevention of breast cancer.
The study was reported in TheSpec.com. here it is to read.
This blog focuses on the reduction of five health risk factors, physical inactivity is one of them. The health education program prepares adults of all ages to develop a physically active lifestyle.
The newsletter/toolkit module of this health program allows the person to become an expert in his health and to develop a personal health toolkit.