Let's face it the word cancer is scary. Unfortunately, most of us know someone, someone close, who has battled or may have passed from cancer. You may even have a personal experience with the disease. Cancer is such a wide spread issue that affects nearly everyone in some way, shape, or form. Learning about ways to reduce risk, severity, and how to recover are of the utmost importance.
GOOD NEWS- exercise is shown to help in more ways than one.
The Journal of the American Medical Association wrote how physical activity could reduce one's risk of 13 different types of cancer. Studies have shown that exercising in young adulthood could reduce one's risk by 17% and that continuing to exercise into adulthood could reduce risk by 20%.
For those who currently have cancer a specified exercise program helps to keep the immune system strong which improves the body's ability to fight and kill cancer cells. There needs to be a balance in this case, since exercising too much could put more stress on the body - so it is always good to talk to your doctor along with a fitness professional to make sure that you have the right program for the specific type of cancer.
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