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Regular Aerobic Exercise Reduces Risk Of 13 Types Of Cancer

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Posted on Feb 10, 2019, 6 p.m.

If you wish to stay healthy you must follow a healthy well balanced diet and exercise daily. Results from a study have provided compelling evidence of regular aerobic exercise lowering risks of 13 types of cancers, as published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Sedentary lifestyles have been shown time and time again not to be good for human well being. Physical inactivity has been shown to be a risk factor for many chronic conditions such as diabetes, whereas regular exercise has consistently been shown to help improve physical, mental, and emotional health. This study provides conclusive proof of regular aerobic exercise being associated with reduced risk of various forms of cancers.

In the study of pooled data the team reviewed data of 1.4 million people, they found that greater levels of physical activity and aerobic exercise can reduce risk of at least 13 types of cancers. Medical histories and outcomes from 1.4 million Europeans and Americans were analyzed, findings revealed incidents of 13 of the 26 cancers considered in the study decreased by at least 10-42%. The higher end of the range was linked to those who exercised more who took part in aerobic exercises such as running, jogging, strolling, and walking.

Those who exercised more frequently had a 27% drop in risk for liver cancer and 42% decrease in risk for esophageal cancer. Regular exercise was associated with a 20-26% decrease in lung, endometrial, stomach, and kidney cancer risk, as well as reduced myeloid leukemia risks. A 13-17% reduction was also reported in risk for myeloma, bladder, colon, head, neck, and rectal cancers. Risk of breast cancer also decreased by 10% in those who exercised frequently. Regular aerobic exercise is additionally suggested by the findings to also help reduce risk of health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Being active was noted to help extend overall life expectancy, and results imply that regular exercise correlates with better health. Walking for about 30 minutes each day can help to reduce the risks for many disease, especially cancer. Regular physical activity can increase longevity by at least 7 years.

Next time you try to say that you are too busy to exercise, remember just 20 minutes a day is all it takes to enjoy some serious health benefits for both mind and body to reduce risks for cancer, and boost overall health and longevity. Not sure what kind of aerobic exercises to do try roller skating, biking, jogging, tennis, soccer, walking, swimming, Zumba, or even dancing.

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