It’s breast cancer awareness month and for good reason! Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. A statistic from the American Cancer Society notes about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

This one simple activity can help you reduce your risk for developing breast cancer. What is it you you’re asking?

It’s walking! More than 60 studies show a relationship between physical activity and lowering your risk for developing breast cancer. That physical activity can be as simple as walking.  Most studies suggest that 30 to 60 minutes per day of moderate-activity is associated with a reduction in risk.

And those benefits can start to be seen at any time and any age, so it’s never too late to start!

What is a moderate level? Well, no power walking necessary. Moderate intensity is equivalent to a brisk walk or for those using fitness trackers, that’s about 100 steps per minute or roughly a 20-minute mile.