Did you know that breast cancer can be prevented in some cases by exercising? Having an attitude to beat breast cancer and stay active takes amazing strength and resilience. Let's take a closer look at how exercise and ProSource can keep women fit and healthy.
Getting in and staying in shape is not only trendy, it's a way of life for thousands of women. For some women though, exercise is more of an afterthought than a way of life. Inactivity, unfortunately is an unhealthy choice, especially for women of all ages who desire to stay disease free and live longer.
According to BreastCancer.org "Regular exercise is an important part of being as healthy as you can be. More and more research is showing that exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer coming back (recurrence) if you've been diagnosed, as well as reducing the risk of developing breast cancer if you’ve never been diagnosed."
Getting at least 30 minutes to an hour of exercise every day is very beneficial and can lower a woman's risk of developing breast cancer and increase longevity after diagnosis. We also have to remember that how we exercise is just as important as the exercising itself. One form of exercise is yoga, which can be done at home. In research done by Breast Cancer.org, breast cancer patients who practiced yoga resulted in:
- improve physical functioning
- reduce fatigue
- reduce stress
- improve sleep
- improve quality of life
BCCA exists to eliminate breast cancer by focusing on educating, empowering and encouraging all women to become proactive in preventing breast cancer and, if diagnosed, in surviving breast cancer.
ProSource makes high performance products for cross-training and resistance workouts, yoga and Pilates, and muscle therapy. Here are some of our favorite equipment from ProSource that supports Breast Cancer Awareness:
|Spike Massage Roller|
|Acupuncture Mat and Pillow|
|Extra Think Pilates & Yoga Mat|
|Speed Jump Rope|
|Pilates Resistance Ring|
|35lbs Cast Iron Kettlebells|
|Satya Yoga Mat|
So whether you choose yoga, weight straining, or walking in the neighborhood with a friend, just get moving and get healthy. And don't forget to stop by ProSource for all your fitness equipment needs. Just look for the pink breast cancer ribbon for eligible equipment where 5% of sales will go to BCCA.