TAKE A WALK TO DOUBLE YOUR CHANCE OF SURVIVAL
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.