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Aerobic exercise is a type of exercise that strengthens your heart and lungs.
It is also known as cardiorespiratory exercise, or cardio for short.
Examples: Brisk walking, jogging, swimming, tai chi
Resistance training is a type of exercise that improves your muscular strength and endurance.
It improves your body composition through building muscle. It also protects against bone loss.
Examples: Exercise using body weight or free weights
Stretching lengthens your muscles and helps you to improve and maintain flexibility.
This is important in allowing you to stay active for as long as possible.
Examples: Gentle yoga postures
Walking is the easiest way to increase your non-exercise physical activity throughout the day.
Studies have shown that the more steps you accumulate towards 10,000/day, the healthier your body weight will be.
Due to hormonal changes affecting your metabolism, you need to walk more to lose and maintain weight.
Physical activity is associated with educed risk of breast cancer and even its recurrence.
Breast cancer survivors are at significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to the profound impact of the disease and its treatment.
Source: Sports and Cardiology Centre