About Breast Health

Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Growing evidence supports that there is a protective association between physical activity and breast cancer, preferably over a lifetime, but probably beneficial even if begun after menopause.

  • Regular physical activity reduces the risk of breast cancer
  • Inactivity is estimated to cause 10-16% of all breast cancer cases
  • Inactivity coupled with excess body weight account for nearly 33% of all breast cancer cases1

Women should:

  • Stay healthy and active
  • Engage in moderate exercise for at least 30-60 minutes every day

1: The benefit of physical activity in reducing the chance of developing breast cancer is independent of the risk factor associated with body weight.