Did you know…?
Physical inactivity is responsible for 14% of colon cancers and 11% of post-menopausal breast cancers.
Physical inactivity, poor diet and other lifestyle factors are also associated with an increased risk of many other cancers and chronic diseases over your lifetime.
That’s why we’re here to help you get active, stay active, and maintain good health!
Being physically active lowers your risk of cancer in a number of ways:
- Regulating hormones which have been associated with cancer development and progression
- Reducing blood sugar and insulin levels
- Reducing inflammation in the body
- Supporting an optimal immune system
- Improving gut health and function which decreases the body’s exposure to possible carcinogens
- Reduces levels of stress
- Maintaining a healthy weight and overall wellbeing
How to move your body
Try at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days. Aiming for 60 minutes can reduce your risk of developing cancer. Moderate fitness activities include:
- Brisk walk
- Aerobics (check out our range of classes)
- Cleaning the house (e.g. vacuuming)
Keep in mind it doesn’t have to be continuous – you can start with 15 minutes in the morning and the afternoon.
It’s never too late to start – the more you move, the better!
This article is for informational purposes only. This article does not replace medical advice. Consult your local medical authority for advice.
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