TAKE A WALK TO DOU­BLE YOUR CHANCE OF SUR­VIVAL

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - B+S -

Ex­er­cise is one of the best ways to boost your chance of sur­viv­ing breast can­cer, and new re­search shows just how huge the ef­fect can be.

The study by Queens­land Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy took 337 women who’d been newly di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer and had un­der­gone surgery to re­move tu­mours, and split them into two groups. For eight months, one group did 180 min­utes a week of mod­er­ate-in­ten­sity ex­er­cise – a com­mon choice was a brisk 30-minute walk five times a week. The other group re­ceived stan­dard care. At an eight-year fol­low-up, the ex­er­cis­ing group were half as likely to have died or seen their dis­ease progress.

De­ter­mined to beat the sta­tis­tics? Here are three more ways to pro­tect your phys­i­cal and men­tal health dur­ing and af­ter breast can­cer.

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