NEED MOTIVATION TO EXERCISE? — How About Lowering Your Cancer Risk?

A recent study found that increased levels of exercise and physical activity have a direct impact on lowering the risk of 13 cancers. These include esophageal, liver, lung, kidney, gastric, endometrial, leukemia, myeloma, colon, head/neck, rectal, bladder, and breast cancers.

The findings indicated three factors that contribute to lowering cancer risk. They are:

The research indicated that “median” activity level was defined as just over two hours per week or one hour of intense activity per week; the median age of participants was 59. Overall, the researchers were able to conclude that either length of activity results in a 7% decreased risk of cancer.

This is great news and supports the popular and increasing quest to get out and MOVE!

What are some other things we can do to lower our cancer risk?

Why not make it a point to do something wonderful for yourself today … adopt a new attitude … eat healthy, move those bones and muscles, and most of all, take care of yourself! Sarasota Orthopedic Associates can help when those bones and muscles don’t feel the way they should. We have four locations and offer same day appointments when needed. Call 941-951-2663 for an appointment. You may also schedule an appointment online from our website at www.SOA.md … just click on the green button.

Sources: JAMA Intern Med 5/16; National Institute of Health; Medscape

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