logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Painting
Heart Disease
Horror Literature
Dating
Hiking & Backpacking
SF/Fantasy Books
Healthy Foods


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Walking Site

BellaOnline's Walking Editor

g

Breast Cancer and Walking

Guest Author - Hellie T.

Walking can help if you are a breast cancer sufferer or it can help to prevent the occurance of breast cancer.

The American Medical Journal published the results of a study which had been conducted on an assorted group of 74,171 women, whose ages ranged between 50 and 79 years.

They found that women who walked for half an hour, from three to five times a week were less at risk from breast cancer than women who had not walked or taken any exercise at all.

Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D. said ”For most, walking is probably going to be the easiest thing to do because it doesn't require training or special equipment, just a good pair of shoes.

The main thing is for women to just get out there and do it, and make it something they enjoy."

“Our results suggest that indeed, moderate activity, even when started in a woman's postmenopausal years, can cut her risk of breast cancer by about 20 percent, suggesting that physical inactivity may be a modifiable breast-cancer risk factor in older women."

So put on those shoes and go walking, remember that if you are unfit to start slowly and build up to the recommended walking times.

Tips on walking yourself slimmer
Getting started with Walking

For those of you who have breast cancer and that includes me - walking can help to make you feel better.

It helps to relieve stress - and there's a lot of that when you are going through chemotherapy

It actually makes you feel better and helps you get a good night's sleep.

It helps to prevent and to relieve constipation - which can happen when you taking alot of drugs.

Walking helps to improve your blood circulation and can lower blood pressure.

If you have cancer then start walking for just as long as you can comfortably without tiring yourself.

Start by walking for 5 minutes out and then 5 minutes back.
If this feels OK then try for 10 minutes out and 10 minutes back.
The main thing is to enjoy your walking and not to worry about how far you go.

Let each walk be a great achievement and take each day as it comes.
If you can manage a short walk 5 times a week that's great but I know there are weeks when it is difficult to summon the energy to go walking.

Walking just 3 times a week will help you feel better - remember this is walking in the open air - in a park or the countryside or by a river or other path that takes you by flowers or objects that make you feel happy.


Enjoy your walking

Add Breast+Cancer+and+Walking to Twitter Add Breast+Cancer+and+Walking to Facebook Add Breast+Cancer+and+Walking to MySpace Add Breast+Cancer+and+Walking to Del.icio.us Digg Breast+Cancer+and+Walking Add Breast+Cancer+and+Walking to Yahoo My Web Add Breast+Cancer+and+Walking to Google Bookmarks Add Breast+Cancer+and+Walking to Stumbleupon Add Breast+Cancer+and+Walking to Reddit




The Bellaonline Breast cancer site
Diabetes risk lowered by walking
Reduce the risk of heart disease
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Walking Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2013 by Hellie T.. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Hellie T.. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Carla Cano for details.

g


g features
Walking Off Belly Fat

Fitness vs. Weight Loss

Leslie Sansone's Walk to the Hits : Radio Remixes

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2013 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor