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Breast Cancer : Running Is Better Than Walking

Breast Cancer : Running Is Better Than Walking

Breast Cancer Running Is Better Than Walking Breast Cancer : Running Is Better Than WalkingThe exercise is part of the strategy to hold off all types of cancer and prevent its recurrence. In the specific case of breast cancer survivors , several studies have shown that when making recommendations 2.5 hours of moderate activity a week are followed, these women reduce their risk of death by 25 percent. New research suggests that when that weekly goal is exceeded, the protection increases , and that a more intense activity , such as running is even better than walking. So looking your shoes right now!

Although breast cancer or breast cancer continues to affect one in eight women is the most common cancer among women worldwide and will claim the lives of hundreds of thousands of women in countries at all levels development , the World Health Organization(WHO) provides optimistic data : in recent years, perhaps due to the reduced use of hormone therapy in women over 50 years, there has been a decrease in the incidence of cancer in this group specifically . And thanks to the efforts of awareness and prevention , early detection and increasingly effective and efficient treatments, the mortality rate of breast cancer has been declining since 1990.

Million breast cancer survivors live daily between the joy of passing the disease, or hope to achieve and the fear of the cancer returning . If you are among them, it is good to know that exercise is one really effective weapon to reduce the risk and prevent recurrence . Several studies have shown that breast cancer survivors who meet to make recommendations about two and a half of physical activity of moderate intensity hours a week , decrease your risk of death by 25 percent.

New research conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory , the Department of Energy of the United States, demonstrates that this risk can be decreased further. How? Increasing both the time and intensity of weekly physical activity.

The study followed about 986 cases of breast cancer survivors who participated in the National Runners’ and Walkers ‘ Health Study ( National Health Survey Treadmills and Brokers ) . Nine years later , 33 of the 714 women who were walking and 13 running 272 died of breast cancer. In analyzing these data together , the risk of cancer mortality decreased an average of 24 percent per hour of metabolic equivalent (MET ) per day of exercise. Note that an hour metabolic equivalent (or MET ) is equal to a little less than a mile ( 1.61 km ) of brisk walking or two-thirds of a mile ( 1.21 km) run.

When the researchers analyzed data from the two groups separately , observed a significant decrease in risk in women who ran. The mortality risk for female runners was reduced by more than 40 percent for each hour daily MET .

Furthermore, the runners who ran 2.25 miles ( 3.62 km ) per day on average reached 95 percent fewer deaths than those survivors who did not meet the minimum requirements. Those who walked , meanwhile fell a modest 5 percent mortality risk for every hour of exercise daily MET .

In short, when it comes to fighting for surviving cancer exceed the recommended weekly exercise is most effective amount. At the same time , running seems to offer more benefit than just walking .

However, the researchers caution that:

  • The study does not disqualify the benefits of walking , because the number of participants in the same was relatively low .
  • Although derived from national research study shows that running is better than walking when it comes to losing weight, both activities offer the same health benefits when the same amount of energy burned. These benefits include the reduction of coronary heart disease, diabetes, hip replacements , and brain cancer is included .
  • In preventing breast cancer ( no recurrence ) , both running as walking provide the same level of benefit.

Staying idly is your worst option if you want to prevent the cancer from returning . When you start making changes to your lifestyle (diet, physical activity level , and stress , among others) , you will feel stronger and in control. Ask your oncologist regarding what you recommended in your specific case , but in view of the results of this research , consider starting to walk, and as soon as you can, to run. You have much to gain!

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