A STUDY has found that an hour's walk a day reduces the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women by 14 per cent.
According to The Guardian, the American Cancer Society study also found that an hour of more vigorous activities, such as running, swimming and tennis, lowered the risk of breast cancer by 25 per cent.
"Our findings are particularly relevant, as people struggle with conflicting information about how much activity they need to stay healthy," a senior epidemiologist at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, USA, told The Guardian.
Fiji Cancer Society acting president Dr Tukaha Mua said women in Fiji often did not get enough daily exercise.
"Sufficient exercise not only cuts down the risk of cancer, but of high blood pressure and diabetes.
"The focus of the Fiji Cancer Society's campaign on all cancers has always been exercise and diet," Dr Mua said.
He urged people to get regular exercise, and to follow a diet high in fibre, and low in fat, sugar, and carbohydrates.