According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation website, regular exercise appears to lower breast cancer risk by about 20 percent. It also explains how cancer often develops because of genetic susceptibility and the exposure to environmental risk factors. Meaning, a person cannot change their genes but they can change their environment, such as food intake or exercise. With 1 in 8 women in the United States (between 12 and 13%) expected to develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, making changes to obtain a healthy weight can help.
“Extra fat cells make extra estrogen, which raises your breast cancer risk” reported by Aolhealth.com. “Getting regular exercise and watching what you eat can help.”
According to the National Cancer Institute, scientists estimate that about 11,000 to 18,000 deaths per year from breast cancer in U.S. women over age 50 might be avoided if women could maintain a BMI under 25 throughout their adult lives.
Gold’s Gym Woodbridge will be honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its “Fall For Fitness Survivor Day” on Sunday, October 24th from 8:00 AM until Noon, which will provide free varied and breast cancer fighting fitness classes free for all to experience.
11am-Special Cycle Class
Gold’s Gym Woodbridge: 12550 Dillingham Square-Woodbridge, VA-22192 (703) 680-7000
About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, NBCF’s mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. NBCF provides Help for Today…Hope For Tomorrow through its National mammography Program, Early Detection Pla, MyNBCF online social community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information about NBCF, visit www.nbcf.org
About Gold’s Gym
Established in Venice, California in 1965, Gold’s gym is the largest full service gym chain in the world with more than 700 locations in 43 states and 28 countries. Gold’s Gym offers the latest equipment and services, including group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, group cycle, Pilates and yoga. With nearly 3.5 million members worldwide, Gold’s Gym helps all kinds of people achieve their individual potential through fitness. For more information please visit www.goldsgym.com
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