Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Worshipping the Wrong Things

If this is true ....

Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk (The Press Association October 30, 2008)

Vigorous exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer by almost a third, a study has found.

Scientists made the discovery after following the progress of 32,269 women for 11 years.

They found that vigorous activities lowered the risk of breast cancer by around 30%, but not if women were overweight.

These included running, fast jogging, competitive tennis, aerobics, hill cycling and fast dancing. "Heavy" house and garden work such as scrubbing floors, washing windows, digging, and chopping wood, were also classified as "vigorous activity".

and if this is true ....

Not Enough Sleep Raises Risk of Cancer (November 10, 2008

If you don't get enough sleep, you could be increasing the risk of getting breast cancer. According to a new study, scientists have found sleep disruption interferes with the production of melatonin. It's a hormone that plays an important role in protecting women from cancer.

The study found women who regularly had six hours of sleep a night or less were 62 percent more likely to get breast cancer.

... does that mean simple sleep and exercise can virtually eliminate breast cancer?

It boggles my mind (and distresses my heart) that we live in a society that does not worship sleep and exercise.

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