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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Protect The Girls!

"Protect your breasts — get your heart pumping"
article by MSNBC.com
"In one recent study from Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, researchers examined cardiovascular fitness in more than 14,000 women with no history of breast cancer. Overall, women who were moderately fit, meaning that they did moderate-intensity exercise like brisk walking 150 minutes per week or vigorous aerobic activity like jogging for 75 minutes each week, had a one-third lower risk of developing breast cancer. Women who were highly fit, logging about twice that amount of activity, experienced a 55 percent reduction in risk."

That's a great reason ladies to buy a new leotard, pick out a snazzy body suit, pull on the brightly colored leg warmers and get out there and sweat! Nine years ago I started running. Here I tell Charisse about that first experience.



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"Protect your breasts — get your heart pumping"

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24 comments:

!!The Obnoxious SAHM!! said...

oh i envy you skinny moms who can run. i'm impressed with myself making it to the car in the driveway everyday without losing a breath!

you guys are awesome.

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I'd love to have time to run. Maybe you gals could babysit? ;)

Erin M. said...

I'm not much of a runner (or leotard-wearer, for that matter), but I am addicted to Jazzercise. My goal every week is to go 4-5 times, which equals 4-5 hours of aerobics/cardio....it is so good for us. I am not always happy when I get there, but when I leave after a workout, I feel damn good about myself & my health.

Neva said...

Thanks for visiting! Following ;)

Allyson said...

You gals crack me up!

I picked up running just this year. I always hated running I needed a challenge to help me lose weight. I didn't expect to fall in love with it! I had to stop running for a couple of months recently (school, took too many credits...oops), but I am going to pick running back up after xmas and start training for a half marathon next Spring! Yay!

Travis said...

Thanks for the comment love on my birthday post! I totally put my hook in your mouth! HA!

Liz in Virginia said...

Aagh! I hate to run! And I feel guilty for hating it! And for not running! And then I say to myself, "Self, don't beat yourself up!" And then I feel guilty for letting myself off the hook for not running! . . . .

It's a dilemma!

Gotta run!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I sometimes run to the bathroom, or run to chase my kids when they are bad, does that count?

Stephanie Faris said...

Great advice. Plus being physically fit reduces your risk of heart disease and bone problems later in life.

Someone's Mom said...

I so need to do something. When the kids were home I went to the gym (my escape). Now, I have nothing to escape...but, I certainly would like to be able to climb 3 flights of stairs without thinking I might die. I even have cute shoes, but I lived through leg warmers once...isn't the rule you don't wear something the second time around?

Sue

ScoMan said...

Finally a link between leg warmers and good health!

karen said...

I am amazed by runners, but my knees can't take the pounding these days :( So, I bike. Cruiser style. It's the best gift I gave to myself earlier this year: a new bike. Tangerine Townie Electra. Here's a pic (scroll to bottom of post):
http://karenmaehr.blogspot.com/2009/05/has-anyone-seen-this-girl.html

Now, I'm serious. This is great exercise and FUN. You can't help but smile when biking. Just try not to smile, especially when you get the "nice bike" nod from a 10 year old passing by. I bike to the store for small items and the basket comes off so I can take it in the store w/me. I'm a rockstar at the wine shop!

Kristin said...

Now I don't feel so awful about the fact that I'm about to PASS OUT from Shredding. Ah ha

Sissi said...

Running has been brainwashed in my head for over 12 years. The corps does that to a gal; makes her keep certain standards others find rediculous. However, I have to say that I'm not nearly as fast and spry as I use to be!! It's all I can do to finish my run and still keep up with my boys. SAVE THE TA TAS! Thankfully my ta tas are small so running is easier for me than most of my friends ;-)

5thsister said...

I took a few days off running to attend my HS reunion back in KS. That was 1 1/2 months ago. I so need the motivation to get back to it!

My 1st time left me breathless, winded and in pain. My 1st time running, that is. Gee, you ladies can be naughty!

Theta Mom said...

You give great advice. I really need to get my body back into the shape it was pre-preggers. It's too important not to!

kyslp said...

I'm too old and fat to run.

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Running on the Thames sounded so glam...at least until you fell LOL. I've been running the same 2.5 mile route around my neighborhood for, oh, four years or so. In the same old sneakers and the same ratty t-shirts, never getting any faster. Of late, not losing much weight--but who knew? It's not all about the flab on the abs--I'm doing it for the girls!

And p.s. somehow I missed that sweet shout out on Sunday...how kind...thanks so much :)

Raoulysgirl said...

That's a great little nugget of advice. I think so many women who honestly think they are takin' care of the ta-tas forget that keeping the rest of the body healthy is critical too! Lovin' the blog!!!

Holly said...

I really want to "want to run"...I am often inspired by other peoples tales of running and I know how good it would be for me, but some how cannot seem to do it. Beyond the running however, it the very important message that we need to take care of ourselves. Thanks for the post.
Holly

My name is PJ. said...

'Running' does not compute. I have never, ever, ever seen a happy looking runner. 'Jogging?' Now that's a horse of a different color. Walking briskly? Even better. Alas, my joints are older than your joints!

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

I used to be inot running but I got out of it.....I need t ostart up again!! Oh and I thought I was already following you. I'm sorry, I lose track...thanks for reminding me. I gotcha now! :)

Shannon said...

Okay then. So, I've been seriously considering taking up running and I think I'm good now, no thank you! I don't know what was funnier-the running part of buying a truck load of toilet paper at Costco and the plastic form bathing suit comment. You have to tell me because I had to stop short at the end when my phone rang but do you still run? Did you keep going? I don't think I could run down my block unless Brad Pitt was waiting at the other end, in which case I could sprint!

***Holly*** said...

I'll admit I decided to check out your blog because of Holly (I'm drawn to anyone with the same name). ;) This was an excellent post and also timely for me as I am actually going to a funeral this afternoon for a woman who lost her life after many years of fighting breast cancer. She was only 49 years old. I am calling to schedule my first mammogram today.