Exercising Regularly Could Lower Your Cancer Risk By 77 Percent
Exercising Regularly Could Lower Your Cancer Risk By 77%. We all know exercise comes with some pretty amazing benefits such as weight loss and increased strength. But 77% of Americans don't incorporate enough exercise into the week. As difficult as it is to squeeze in extra movement, this new study gives us another crucial reason to try. Researchers from Johns Hopkins analyzed 49,143 patients who would undergo exercise-stress testing. The patients were split up into 4 groups based on their physical fitness levels. Over years of follow-up, researchers found 388 cases of lung cancer and 220 cases of colorectal cancer. The study showed those in the fittest grouphad a 77% lower risk of lung cancer. They also had a 61% lower risk of colorectal cancer than the least fit group. The lowered risk may be due to improved respiratory function, or decreased bowel transit time. It's important to note here that this study isn't saying you can simply beat cancer through exercise. But it seems being fit has a connection with overall better health.