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Breast Health Exercises

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The Breast Health Exercises application focuses on a series of 10-20 minute gentle exercises that have been developed to promote increased circulation in the breast tissues with minimal effort. They can be performed anywhere and with other exercise programs, some even while sitting at your desk or walking. Increased circulation in breast tissue is thought to aid in the prevention of breast cancer. The App includes instructional photos that guide the viewer through step-by-step exercise-stretches that provide stress release, circulation and balance through the upper-mid body, breasts and surrounding musculature.

According to American Cancer Society statistics, 192,370 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009.
Dr. Timothy Birdsall, Vice President of Integrative Medicine for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (a nationwide set of clinics that practice holistic and integrative medicine), states that one of the best ways to limit the risk of breast cancer is to change the physical environment that is conducive for cancer growth. Birdsall states in an interview with Natural Solutions magazine that a diet high in antioxidants, fiber, fruits and vegetables lowered the risk of breast cancer. He states that additional elements combined with this strategy may contribute to the lowered risk as well. Additionally, Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, Director of the Prevention Center at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (located in Seattle, Washington and designated by the National Cancer Institute as one of the nation’s comprehensive cancer centers) concurs that a prevention strategy, which includes a diet rich in antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and exercise are instrumental in controlling estrogen and reducing the risk of breast cancer. The American Cancer Society also states that regular exercise plus a healthy diet can help to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer.

The author and Breast Health Exercise developer, Renee Ridgeway has more than 28 years of experience in fitness and dance. Renee has earned certifications in personal training and group exercise (with a focus on anatomy and physiology) from the following organizations: Reebok University; Philbin Fitness; Resist-A-Ball; Quantum Fitness; the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA); and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She is certified to teach aerobics, step aerobics, cardio kickboxing, body sculpting, weights with the ball and Yoga and Pilates on the Ball. In the future, Renee looks to become certified to teach Reiki, Ashtanga and Sivananda Yoga, True Pilates (Romana’s Pilates) and Muscle Activation Technique. She is currently pursuing an Associates Degree in Dance from Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland.

Beginning in the Spring 2010, Renee will seek her degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.

This application is ideal for anyone who is health conscious and seeking to improve overall fitness. As with any physical activity, please consult your physician before engaging in any exercise and fitness programs.

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