If you are a woman over 50 , concerned about your risk for breast cancer… go for a walk. A long one.
A new study from the American Cancer Society suggests that post menopausal woman can reduce the risk of breast cancer by walking regularly. Researchers found that in the absence of other vigorous physical activity, walking an hour a day cut the risk of developing the disease. More specifically, those who walked at a leisurely pace of 2.9 miles per hour for an hour a day reduced their breast cancer risk by 14% and those that picked up the pace to 4.5 miles per hour for 1 hour a day reduced the risk by 25%.
The findings held up even when other factors such as body mass index and post menopausal hormone replacement therapy were factored in.
So, grab a buddy and go for a long walk after dinner, or first thing in the morning. You are worth it.