I came across this article today posted by a breast cancer survivor on another website. Naturally it caught my eye! This study shows that regular running can help prevent breast cancer recurrence by about 25%! I think that is pretty amazing!! Here are a couple of quotes from the article:
“Previous studies have shown that breast cancer survivors who meet the current exercise recommendations (2.5 hours of moderate intensity physical activity per week) are at 25% lower risk for dying from breast cancer. New research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and reported in the International Journal of Cancer suggests that exceeding the recommendations may provide greater protection, and that running may be better than walking.”
“If I were a breast cancer survivor, I would certainly consider running or some other vigorous exercise over walking, and I wouldn’t just be doing the minimum, with the consequences and potential benefit being so great,”
Click on the link below to read the full article and read the statistics. I have always personally felt that it is more important now for me to run than ever before, and that running is a key to maintaining good health going forward. This study totally validates that notion. There are also psychological benefits to running when you are going through a difficult challenge of any kind. So get those running shoes out and lace up!!