Read this excerpt from a website called The Medical News:
New research shows regular walking can reduce risk of breast, bowel and other cancers
New research shows that regular walking can reduce the risk of breast, bowel and other cancers significantly. It has long been known that regular exercise can improve risk factors for many serious health conditions including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and more. Now researchers are saying you don’t have to be an athlete — that regular, moderate exercise can provide just as many health benefits by improving oxygenation, circulation, immune response and helping to flush out toxins.
Why is simple walking so effective at preventing cancer? Really, it’s not about the walking, but the movement. We find that any movement can help cancer, whether dance, yoga, even support groups, which can create movement between people. But sometimes, people who do high powered exercises and sports do not reap the same rewards. Why not? Because when we engage in such competitive, goal driven activities, we are not really allowing ourselves to be present in the moment, and thus we’re not allowing the movement to really happen. We are not relaxing into the moment…
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Here are additional links to articles I have posted recently about the benefits of exercise preventing cancer, as well as the benefits of exercising for cancer patients and survivors:
Report From UK: Exercise Helps Prevent Cancer
A Blogger’s Thoughts About How To Prevent Cancer
Cancer Patients Urged To Avoid Inactivity, Even During Treatment
More Evidence About The Importance Of Exercise For Cancer Patients
Study Which Proves Exercise Boosts Health of Cancer Patients To Be Presented At ASCO Next Week
Feel good, keep smiling and keep moving! Pat