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Cancer is not a reason to end a healthy lifestyle; in fact, it is quite the contrary. According to an article by Prevention.com, How To Exercise When You Have Breast Cancer, it should be a motivator to lead a healthier lifestyle on the road to remission. This article will focus on suggested activities to boost your healthy lifestyle. Why sit around and wait for treatments and wonder if that alone will do the trick? Get started today by reading the articles and inspirational stories from others who are in the same boat.

The results from a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health show that women who exercise cut the risk of getting cancer in half. That same study also showed that working out cut the recurrence of cancer in half as well. Check out the article: Staying fit linked to lower breast cancer risk. The article also recommends activities that cancer patients, or patients in remission, can get involved in to jumpstart a change in lifestyle.

Zumba

The study suggests several different activities that allow women with breast cancer to stay active and healthy. The first recommended activity is Zumba. Let’s focus for a moment on Zumba. Read Paula's story to find out how Zumba changed her life after a cancer diagnosis. If that’s enough to pique your interest, Zumba is an activity that allows each individual to go at his or her own pace; you can modify and find the perfect fit for you. Find out more about Zumba, including where you can catch a Zumba class in your neighborhood, on the official Zumba page at: Zumba.

Walking

According to an article by www.theguardian.com, walking 1 mile each day can cut your risk of getting breast cancer by up to 40%. The article highlights the importance of walking and even gives suggestions on easing into a walking routine, how to pick the right shoes, etc. The most powerful testimonies one can read related to breast cancer and the importance of walking can be found here, Breast Cancer Exercise Testimonials. One cancer patient in particular highlights how walking each day not only made her feel better, but also helped her cycle out the toxins in her body from her chemo treatment.

Running

Runnersworld.com has a lot of inspiring stories from cancer patients who have used running as the catalyst for a lifestyle change. You can’t dispute the research or the facts. Running produces endorphins that combat stress and even hunger. The best way to ease yourself into running is to download an app, like 5KRunner. This app has features that signal you when to walk and when to begin running. The runs are in chunks at first, so the runner is not overwhelmed. They also start with low time workouts, so you can complete a nice one-mile workout in 20-30 minutes. By the end of the app, you will work yourself up to a complete 5K in under 40 minutes.

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