The old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is something that we wellness women live by. As it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'm pleased to report that it's applicable to breast cancer too.
So how much exercise do we need?
How do I get started with a more active lifestyle?
The most important part of being active is...being active! Find ways to incorporate movement into your everyday life, and take the time to explore different types of exercise. Find something that you really enjoy doing (mine are yoga and aerobics) and you'll naturally do it often. Also, consider these lifestyle changes:
Invest in a stationary bicycle or a treadmill to use when watching TV.
Take the stairs where possible.
Go for a walk on your lunch break.
Commute to work by bike.
Park your car away from the entrance of the store.
Wear a pedometer to keep track of your progress.
Incorporating exercise into your life will not just help reduce the chances of getting breast cancer. It also has many other health benefits such as helping with weight loss, maintaining a healthy heart, and reducing the chances of developing diabetes or heart disease. Remember, any exercise is better than no exercise. Every little bit helps.