As if we needed another reason to get up off the couch and move, a new study reveals that seven or more hours of vigorous exercise per week reduces breast cancer risk. “The exercises included swimming, running, basketball and aerobics in addition to brisk walking.
However, walking at a normal pace was not associated with a lower breast cancer risk,” according to the journal, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. [SOURCE] Exercising seven hours averages about a hour per day. All the above activities are cardio workouts, so that includes Zumba, hoola hooping, hiking, or sweating it out at home with a high-intensity work out DVD. I’m a big fan of yoga, and while it can be relaxing, advanced yoga can also get your heart pumping. One you might try: Power Yoga for Everybody.