Get fit and lower your breast cancer risk

The Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and The New Albany Walking Club have joined forces to promote walking as part of a healthy lifestyle through The 2010 New Albany Walking Classic on Sunday, September 12th. For each Walking Classic participant that enters KOMEN during online registration, $5 of the entry fee will be donated to Komen Columbus.

Did you know? Studies show that regular physical activity offers moderate protection against breast cancer in women of any age, and the effect is most evident in postmenopausal women. Breast cancer survivors also reap significant benefits from walking. One study showed the risk of dying from breast cancer was reduced for survivors that walk only one hour a week – but the maximum benefit was seen with walking 3 to 5 hours per week – at an average pace of 20-30 minutes per mile.

Routine physical activity – ideally 30 minutes 5 days a week – provides a multitude of rewards, affecting every aspect of our lives in a positive way. Take a walk today!

Guest Post by:
Patricia A. Stafford, M.D.
Diagnostic Radiologist, Specializing in Women’s Imaging
Solis Women’s Health, Dublin, Ohio