Here’s a reason to don that sports bra and get moving: Exercise lowers your risk of breast cancer.
Researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute studied physical activity among 918 women with breast cancer and 918 women without, in early and later life.
Women who were physically active during work and recreation had a 39 percent lower breast cancer risk than those who were inactive. Overall, being physically active at any point in their lives reduced women’s risk of breast cancer by 30 percent. That’s huge!
Make a gym date, take a walk or run around with your dog at the park—exercise is your new breast friend (sorry, we couldn’t resist).