2013-10-04-witw-womenwalking
PETER PARKS/GETTY

WALK THE WALK

Walking Lowers Breast-Cancer Risk

By 14 percent, in post-menopausal women.

Get out those sneakers and jogging suits (actually, on second thought, hold the jogging suits). A study by the American Cancer Society found that simply walking one hour a day reduces women’s risk of breast cancer by 14 percent. The first-of-its-kind study surveyed about 73,000 post-menopausal women. The reduction was found among women who reported walking as their only activity. “The study also found that women who took part in more vigorous activities for an hour a day had a 25 percent lower risk of breast cancer than the least active,” according to The Guardian. So get up and get moving, ladies.

Read it at The Guardian

Comments