Breast Cancer Awareness Month
By: Dragon Fire Fitness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Also, October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month. What a coincidence that these two great causes occur in the same month. Cancer of any kind is the biggest bully anyone may ever have to face. Worst of all as of right now, this bully has no cure. Cancer can be an extremely scary bully as well, it not only devastates your body, but your family and your mental strength as well. Although there is no cure for cancer there is one well known way to reduce your risk of having cancer. The answer is FITNESS! According to the American Council on Exercise there are 12 kinds of cancers that can help be prevented by exercise.
Breast Cancer Risk
According to the American Cancer Society approximately about 1 in 8 U.S. women (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. That is a scary number. Many women believe that they will never have cancer of any kind and that they do enough to keep this monster at bay. I am sorry to say it but that is far from true. Over 80% of adult Americans do not exercise enough to be considered healthy (CBS news). Obesity is on the rise due to this inactivity as well as cancer. There are many reasons for this in activity; no time, lack of knowledge, family, work, stress etc. Truth of the matter is you have to make time & make a way to exercise because it is crucial to a healthy lifestyle.
That being said let’s get into some other A.C.E. (American Council on Exercise) facts about fitness and cancer prevention. First and foremost, in order to receive any benefit from exercise you need at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise a week. If you meet that requirement great! If not here are a few motivational facts from A.C.E.
v If you exercise at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise a week, you may possibly see:
v 42% lower risk of esophageal cancer
v 27% lower risk of liver cancer
v 26% lower risk of lung cancer
v 23% lower risk of kidney cancer
v 22% lower risk of stomach cancer
v 21% lower risk of endometrial cancer
v 20% lower risk of myeloid leukemia
v 17% lower risk of myeloma
v 16% lower risk of colon cancer
v 15% lower risk of head & neck cancer
v 13% lower risk of rectal cancer
v 13% lower risk of bladder cancer
How does exercise lower the risk of cancer? Exercise in general lowers hormone levels (e.g. estrogen – which lowers the risk of breast cancer & endometrial cancer.) Also, exercise lowers inflammation in the body as well as helps better regulate insulin. Honestly, these facts are amazing. Why would you not want to have a happier healthier lifestyle and help avoid the bully that is cancer?!
Now that we know the possible benefits of exercise greatly reduce some cancers, what now? Simple, come for a week FREE trial of any of our programs and experience the Fire for Your Fitness Life! We are extremely affordable and have programs for all budgets and interests.
Not ready? No Time? Let me share a quick story with you. If every day you woke up and had a bank account with $86,400 and it had no roll over, what would you do? Spend every penny right. Well I have some great news… this account exists and it is called TIME. Every day you have 86,400 seconds so make the most out of it as they do not roll over into the next day. In summary, make the most of the time you have; it only takes 30 minutes a day to be a healthier you. It does not come easy but it is most definitely worth it!
Finding Brevard’s Best Fitness Instructor
Our ACE certified trainer can personally train you, your family and your friends in Brevard County, Florida. Dragon Fire Fitness is located off of Malabar Road just east of I-95. Our facility includes a boot camp, an obstacle course, meditation/flexibility training, and self-defense instruction. Call us at (321) 802-6293 right now and let’s get to work on your goals.
We serve the personal training and fitness goals of Brevard County residents including the towns of Malabar, West Melbourne, Rockledge, Cocoa Beach, Indian Harbor Beach, Grant-Valkaria, Satellite Beach, Indialantic, Palm Shores, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville, Melbourne Village, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa and Sebastian