More important news on being active to prevent cancer. Experts out of the World Cancer Research Fund, WCRF, suggest that almost 10,000 cases of breast and bowel cancer a year could be prevented if we all did some more regular activity each day, like a brisk walk. Any activity is okay; the key is to get your heart to beat faster which makes you breathe more deeply. By being more active you keep extra pounds from taking hold, keeping obesity, a well-known risk factor for cancers, at bay.
Experts know that both breast cancer and bowel cancer are less common in those who do regular moderate exercise.
According to the report, just by being more active some 5,500 women wouldn’t have breast cancer, and an estimated 4,600 fewer cases of bowel cancer would occur. The reason is still unclear, but it may be that activity regulates hormone levels or because it speeds up bodily processes, removing cancer causing agents.
In the latest WCRF report, the emphasis is on the total amount of time you spend being active. You don’t have to set a specific amount of time aside each day… you can also do well with shorter bouts of activity all through the day, as long as these mini workouts total a respectable amount – 30 to 45 minutes a day.
Deputy Head of Science for the research fund Dr. Rachel Thompson believes that by making small changes to your daily routine you can achieve important health gains. Even modest increases in activity could be enough to help keep you cancer free.
Moderate intensity exercise is considered any activity that has you feeling slightly out of breath, but not to a point where it’s unbearable. Beyond brisk walking, you might try cycling or swimming at a leisurely pace. Dancing, gardening and vacuuming, along with other heavy-duty housework, also fit the bill. Carrying heavy parcels is another way to get that activity in.
Here are recommendations from the WCRF on what you can be doing to protect your body from cancer.
- Limit your consumption of energy dense foods, red meats, processed meats and avoid sugar-laden drinks.
- Eat more veggies, fruits, whole grains and beans.
- Limit consumption of salty foods.
- Don’t use supplements to protect against cancer.
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Prevent Two Common Cancers With Moderate Daily Exercise… Continued…
- Limit your alcohol intake to 2 drinks a day for men, 1 drink a day for women.
- Be active for at least 30 minutes a day.
- Be as lean as you can, but not underweight.
- Don’t smoke or chew tobacco.
Best of all, the new report isn’t urging everyone to pay up and join a gym. In fact, WCRF has launched a Walking Together program to raise awareness of the role that moderately intense activity has for cancer prevention.
Organize a brisk walk with your own family and friends, encouraging everyone to take up the kinds of habits that lead to better health. If you look around you, you’re likely to find there are plenty of lovely spaces to enjoy a stroll. It’s free… it’s completely natural… and it could help you prevent cancer, one of the most dangerous disease of our time.