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Do you know regular exercise/workout reduces risk of cancer?

Regular exercise reduces the risk of different cancers and improve overall health: Photo / Courtesy

Losing weight, maintaining a good shape, getting stamina and living healthy life are some of the health benefits of doing exercise on a regular basis.

No wonder everyone is talking about or engaging in some form of workouts. Most importantly certain exercises enhance protection from some diseases.

As we all know, cancer is one of the leading cause of death among people across the globe and without exercise or less body physical movement, a person remains under the threat of the common lifestyle diseases.

Recent studies show that doing exercise reduces the risk of cancers of the breast, colon, stomach, bladder, kidney and endometrial cancer between 10 percent and 40 percent.

A study conducted on 1.4 million adults, 18-98 years revealed that regular exercise reduces the risk of different cancers and improve overall health.

In this category of people who was involved in the study include obese individuals who, after doing some exercise, are likely to shed some weight.

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According to experts doing exercise is healthy in that it helps repair DNA when cancer-causing substance damage the cells. At the same time it changes hormone level and lessens inflammation.

For those taking the exercise seriously the study found out that 40 percent of the workout greatly reduce oesophageal cancer than those who do not.

The research was based on the daily recommended hours of workouts for the prevention of cardiovascular disease- that is four hours a week.

The kind of exercise recommended to reduce the risk of these cancers is not known but the study encourages people to do any type of exercise. simple lifestyle change like using the stairs instead of the elevator is helpful.

Another similar study published in Jama Oncology that involved data from 136,000 Americans found out that quitting smoking, doing an average exercise of two hours a week will likely reduce the risk of breast cancer by 12percent and bowel cancer by 30 percent.

This shows how lifestyle management also cuts down on the attack of some cancers.

How cancer is reduced by exercise is not physically approved by through the observation of different parameters. The study concluded the existence of a link between regular exercise and cancer risk reduction.

According to NHS, regular exercise reduce your risk of major illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

It’s medically proven that people who do regular physical activity have lower risk up to 35 percent coronary heart disease and stroke, 50 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes, 50 percent lower risk of colon cancer 20 percent lower risk of breast cancer 30 percent

Other reduced risks include osteoarthritis, hip fracture, falls among adults and dementia.

If you keenly observe the statistic above, it reveals the importance of consistent body exercises.

For you to live healthily and happily, you require some personal initiative of workouts and physical activity which is never easy unless determination and dedication from internal strength is involved.

Join the race and increase your chances of having more regular exercises be it hitting the gym or doing aerobics at the comfort of your home. What matters is the activeness of the body.


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