Breast Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

8. Can exercise reduce the risk of developing breast cancer?

Women who exercise four or more hours a week have a lower risk of breast cancer. The effect of exercise on breast cancer risk may be greatest in premenopausal women who have normal or low body weight.

Learn more about the benefits of exercise for older adults.

For exercises tailored to people 60+, visit Go4LifeĀ®, the exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH.