October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and at Pedometers USA we’re doing our best to educate those around us on how to prevent this disease from happening. Did you know that just 30 minutes of exercise a day can help to prevent Breast Cancer? We’re walking for Breast Cancer and we want you to as well with these tips on how to start your exercise program.

Understanding How it Works

Unhealthy levels of estrogen are a huge risk factor to developing Breast Cancer. Many studies have shown this over the years, and there’s one activity that lowers the amount of estrogen your body produces: exercise. This is extremely important to postmenopausal women. According to the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention journal at the American Cancer Society, women who walked at least an hour a day reduce their risk of getting Breast Cancer by 14%. In the same study, another group of women who walked or exercised for 10 hours a week reduced their risk by 25%. No matter if you exercise 30 minutes a day or two hours a day, it is important that walking for Breast Cancer risk reduction becomes a priority.

What You Can Do to Start Walking For Breast Cancer Risk Reduction

Walking for Breast Cancer risk reduction can be done, but it will take hard work, determination, and a will to prevent yourself from getting this disease. Sticking to a regimen of exercise - whether it’s walking for 30 minutes a day or starting a vigorous cardio routine, is the key to success when it comes to reducing the risk of you getting Breast Cancer. Often times it’s easier to start a workout program when you have another person involved. So grab your spouse, best friend, or someone else that you enjoy the company of, and start stepping!