Too many women will have to deal with breast cancer in their lifetime. There is no adapted lifestyle to prevent cancer. However, women can do something themselves to reduce the risk of breast cancer: women who exercise and exercise sufficiently have a 20 to 40% lower chance of getting cancer! A good lifestyle for every woman to prevent the risk of getting cancer: lots of sports, exercise and keep moving!
Cancer in women
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. In the world, approximately 12,500 women are diagnosed with cancer each year.
It is a profound message when a woman is told that she has cancer. It will turn her life – and that of her family, relatives, and friends – completely upside down.
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Every woman can get breast cancer, although it is a fairly small chance that it will happen before the age of 30. Cancer is most common in women aged 45-75, but these are averages.
Pink Ribbon Foundation
Partly thanks to the Pink Ribbon Foundation, with the international breast cancer symbol, the pink ribbon, more and more attention has been paid to cancer. Despite all the publicity, there is still a lot of uncertainty about cancer.
Despite the great work of the Pink Ribbon Foundation in the Netherlands to draw more attention, there is still a lot of uncertainty about cancer, such as:
- Many women believe that heredity is the main cause of cancer,
- Only 5% of women with breast cancer play a role in heredity,
- Lifestyle influences the risk of developing breast cancer.
Lifestyle: enough sports and exercise
Research into breast cancer has shown that 1000 to 1500 women with cancer could have been prevented in the Netherlands every year if everyone exercised and exercised enough!
Breast cancer after menopause
The same study has shown that the earlier and the younger the woman starts exercising and moving, the better. Weighing and exercising regularly at a young age reduces the risk of developing breast cancer after menopause.
More than 40% of women exercise insufficiently, despite the fact that almost everyone has long known that exercise is good for us.
Brooks, a running brand, wants to help make women aware of the fact that sufficient exercise reduces the risk of breast cancer together with the Pink Ribbon Foundation. Brooks has designed a special For Her collection of sportswear for this purpose. As a result, the sporty woman kills 3 birds with one stone:
- The woman supports a good cause (10% of the purchase goes to the Pink Ribbon Foundation),
- The woman takes good care of herself,
- The woman looks nice.