Daily Archives: September 25, 2013

Jiu Jitsu and Reduction of Risk for Breast Cancer

I know I should wait until October, aka Breast Cancer Awareness month, to share this but I’m too jazzed about two things in regards to this subject.

First, there have been some articles published, such as the one I have linked, suggesting that about 3.8 hours of exercise a week is enough for young women to possibly reduce their risk for breast cancer. Another article suggests post-menopausal women should exercise at least 3 times a week to reduce their risk. So, in addition to the great benefits you are receiving through attending jiu jitsu class, you can also add that one to the list. And I feel just one more reason why women of any age should start jiu jitsu: learn some cool sweeps and techniques, become a part of a great community and reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. Sounds like a win-win situation to me.

Second, you can find said articles by going to scholar.google.com, which I just found out about and I am super excited! I had no idea this part of google existed!

…Ok, I think I’m done nerding out for the moment.

Check the articles out and have a great day everyone!

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