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… Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Brisk exercise for at least three hours a week can help reduce your risk of triple-negative breast cancer, according to the Black Women’s Health Study. Here are four options: 1. Biking or spin class 2. Race walking or running 3. Dance workouts like Zumba or salsa to raise your heart rate 4. High-impact aerobics and kick boxing


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