October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At first, it was mostly women who united around the world wearing the color pink in support of breast cancer survivors and also wearing pink as a symbol of hope for a cure. These days, it is more and more common to see men wearing pink to show their support as well.
In addition to early detection and awareness, the Susan G. Komen Foundation notes that women “who get regular exercise (physical activity) may have a lower risk of breast cancer than women who are in active.” They go on to note that not all studies show this benefit but that the overall evidence points to regular exercise appearing to lower the risk of breast cancer by 10-20%. Further, The National Cancer Institute reports that physically active women have a lower risk of developing breast cancer than inactive women.
Get your walk on today! To learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness month, breast cancer facts and other information, you can visit the Susan G. Komen website.