Nutritionist Diane Nicolas is back again to share her valuable insight for breast cancer patients. We all know the general benefits exercise (although sometimes we get a bit lazy and don’t do enough of it), we wanted to find just how important it was and, who knows, her answers might give you that added boost to get moving.
Our Question: How important is exercise for these women and are there any preferred forms suggested for them?
Expert’s Answer: Evidence is quickly growing about the role of physical activity (in the form of exercise) for reducing the breast cancer risk. The amount of exercise is just as important a factor in this and 1.25 to 2.5 hours per week of jogging can actually reduce a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer by 18%.
Some helpful tips to reduce sitting time:
- Limit time spent watching TV and using other forms of screen-based entertainment.
- Use a stationary bicycle or treadmill when you do watch TV.
- Use stairs rather than an elevator.
- If you can, walk or bike to your destination.
- Take an exercise break at work to stretch or take a quick walk.
- Walk to visit coworkers instead of phoning or sending an e-mail.
- Go dancing with your spouse or friends.
- Plan active vacations rather than only driving trips.
- Join a sports team.
To get in touch with Diane Nicolas for an appointment or other questions, feel free to email her on: firstname.lastname@example.org