How one activity can help lower your risk of developing breast cancer

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NEW HAVEN Conn. (WTNH) — October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and although it’s one of the most common among American women, millions are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment.

Showing us an activity that can help lower your risk of developing breast cancer is founder of ZoeFit, Shana Schnieder.

Shana said moderate physical activity can help when it comes to lowering your risk of developing breast cancer. She said walking is considered a moderate activity, and we just need to do it for 30 to 60 minutes a day. Walking can be helpful for not only preventing cancer but for people who are recovering from cancer. Shana said we do not need to speed walk but we need to do a brisk walk, which is 100 steps a minute and timed out to about a 20 minute mile.

A way we can help make a difference during Breast Cancer Awareness Month is by participating in the “Making Strides of Greater New Haven” walk. The walk takes place on October 16 at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven. Registration starts at 11:30a.m. and the walk starts at 1:00P.M.

There is an online challenge event for the walk during the first week of October. For every $500 you raise *online* from October 1-7, an additional $100 will be automatically added to your personal fundraising page. The top three fundraising teams during this week will receive an additional $1,000! For more information about the walk you can head to the website, and for more information on Shana and all her lifestyle advice you can head to her website.

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