We all know that exercising has a myriad of benefits, and with the increasing list of cancer-causing-substances it’s nice to know that something we should be doing everyday can also decrease our risk for cancer. An article released by the Washington Post reveals a research study that found inactivity to be a cancer causing source.
According to research conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research, approximately 100,000 new cases of breast and colon cancer each year can be associated with inactivity.
“…even short periods of light activity — frequently standing up and walking for as little as a minute at time — reduced risk for such biomarkers as large waist circumference, elevated triglyceride levels and increased insulin resistance, which are linked to heightened cardiovascular disease but might also boost cancer risk,” as stated in the Washington Post’s article, “Inactivity boosts cancer risk, research finds.”
The upside to this research finding is the fact that we can be actively in control of ensuring that lack of exercise is not something that is going to cause cancer in our bodies!
Doing something active everyday does not always have to be a huge production of a workout. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking around your office while on a conference call instead of sitting, parking further away from the grocery store–these are all little things you can do to make your day a more active one.
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