A new study published this month in the journal Cancer established a direct link between mild exercise activity (such as provided by the TrekDesk treadmill desk) and a 30% potential reduced risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
The study, involving more than 3,000 women involved in the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project, found that women engaging in 10-19 hours per week of mild exercise such as walking starting in their reproductive years had a 30% lower risk of developing breast cancer. Study participants ranged in age from 20 to 98 years of age.
The study uncovered a very positive finding as well for a nation with ever expanding waistlines. Women with a body mass index over 30 showed a lower risk of breast cancer if they remained physically active than both inactive, overweight women and inactive height-weight proportionate women as well. “We are excited by that, because it tells women that even if they are overweight or obese, they can still engage in physical activity and while they won’t lower their risk of breast cancer [below average], they will not be increasing their risk of the disease,” stated study author Lauren McCullough from the University of North Carolina in an interview with Time.
“Study after study is showing that moderate activity such as walking provides extraordinary health benefits. The challenge for most Americans is finding the time and will power to stick to an exercise regimen,” state Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desks.