Exercise for Breast Care

Exercise is important for breast health for several reasons. Exercise helps maintain a healthy weight and obesity has been linked to an increased risk of all cancers, including breast cancer.

 

Additionally, exercise increases circulation and Lymph flow which help the elimination of toxins in the body. Exercise helps encourage proper hormone production and function, which can help balance the presence of excess estrogen in the body.

 

Exercises like:

  • walking

  • light jogging

  • bouncing on a trampoline or rebounder appear to be beneficial due to the lymph-stimulating activity they promote.

  • Exercises like yoga, HIIT, stretching, pilates, and weight training help improve hormone responses and lower cortisol, blood sugar and other factors which can affect hormones.

 

An exercise that is particularly touted for it’s Lymph and circulatory affects is HIIT training, which stands for High Intensity Interval Training.

 

In Northern NJ you can find these types of exercise at:

  • Cannonball Gym (click here to visit their website)

  • Next Level Sports and Physical Therapy (click here to visit their website)