Reducing Your Risk of Cancer with Exercise
Many of us know that exercise is a key component of living a healthy lifestyle.
But research shows just how important a role exercise plays in reducing
your risk of many types of cancer. According to a
recent study, getting 2.5 to 5 hours of moderate-intensity activity per week is linked
to a lower risk of 7 cancer types including colon, breast , liver and
Researchers say most adults can meet the exercise recommendation by taking
a brisk walk 30 minutes a day at a rate of 3 miles per hour. Strength
training, such as lifting weights, 2 to 3 times a week can also help keep
your body in fighting shape. Why? Because both exercises lead to changes
in the body that can help lower your risk of cancer by reducing inflammation,
helping regulate blood sugar, and improving metabolism and immune functions.
As we move into fall, take advantage of the cooler weather to take care
of your body and get some exercise outside!