NCI (National Cancer Institute, USA) studies have shown that people who exercise, due to correct energy balance, have a 30 to 40 percent lower risk of colon cancer compared to individuals who are inactive, regardless of body mass index (BMI).
Further in the research, women who are moderately active and exercise regularly, reduce the chance of breast cancer by up to 80% (depending on which geographical area one lives in).
Moderate physical activity also reduces the risk of endometriosis & endometrial cancer by 20 to 40%. It is also proven that physically active individuals experience about a 20 percent reduction in risk in lung cancer.
Exercising lowers estrogen level in women
Exercising, in women, can help keep fat and estrogen levels in check thereby helping avoid late life health concerns like gynecological, cervical, and Breast Cancer. Exercising also controls cancer growth factors like insulin.
Exercising helps lose intra abdominal fat
Also called the stubborn abdominal fat increases a person’s risk of developing and dying from certain types of cancer, including post menopausal breast, colorectal, uterine, pancreatic, gallbladder, thyroid and esophageal cancer. The list is long…
Exercising helps improve Insulin resistance
Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps the body use blood sugar for energy. Insulin resistance (a rise in blood sugar because the body doesn’t respond to insulin properly) increases the risk of some cancers. Regular exercise helps improve insulin resistance.
Exercising helps lower Chronic inflammatory diseases
Chronic inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, are associated with several cancers. Exercise may help reduce inflammation, which may help lower the risk of cancer.
Exercising improves Immune system function.
Regular exercising helps lift mood, increases oxygenation levels down to mitochondrial levels levels thereby improving some of the functions of immune system, which the body uses to fight infectious disease and cancers.
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