DANIELLA CHACE

45e Exercise

Exercise

Exercise supports detoxification as well as boosting immune function, enhancing metabolism, strengthening our muscles, and improving oxygenation of our tissues.

Exercise not only reduces body fat but also reduces insulin resistance, which is a risk factor in the development breast cancer. Insulin resistance also exacerbates existing cancer development (Ghose, 2015).

Women who exercise vigorously for seven or more hours each week have a 25 percent drop in breast cancer risk, compared to those who exercise less than one hour each week. Examples of vigorous activity include basketball, swimming, and running. The results were similar if women walked briskly, but there was no benefit for walking at normal pace. 

Exercise helps those with TNBC by improving quality of life and physical function as well as reducing body fat (Swisher, 2015).

Studies have shown that a brisk walk just thirty minutes daily reduces breast cancer mortality risk by half over a ten-year period.

Recommendation: 30-minute brisk walk daily