Slash your cancer risk by doing THIS only a few minutes a day

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cancer-risk-slashed(NaturalHealth365)  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a mere 23% of the United States population meets the recommended exercise guidelines for optimal health.  These guidelines suggest engaging in 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week and two muscle-building sessions.  In truth, government “health” agencies know what the general public needs to do to reduce cancer risk … but, sadly, most of their actions don’t help to support what people need to do.

To break it down, the recommended weekly exercise plan consists of five half-hour aerobic activities.  However, there’s no need to endure exhausting and expensive gym sessions.  New research indicates that merely 4.5 minutes of physical activity that makes you breathe deeply can reduce your risk of cancer by more than 30%.

Simply put, the notion of “no pain, no gain” is ridiculous and has discouraged too many people from exercising.  There is so much to be gained by just becoming more active, on a regular basis.  Keep reading for some important details.

Incorporate short bursts of activity to cut your risk of cancer

The research mentioned above, which was recently published in JAMA Oncology, highlights the potential benefits of engaging in physical activities that induce heavy breathing in the battle against cancer.  The study was led by researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia.

For the study, data from wearable tracking devices were utilized to monitor the daily physical activity of 22,000 participants who initially reported not engaging in regular exercise.  Over more than six years, the researchers closely monitored the participants’ clinical health records to identify any indications of cancer development or occurrence.

Research indicates brief exercise at moderate-to-high intensity is a boon to human health

Indeed, the most surprising finding from the analysis is that just four to five minutes of vigorous physical activity can significantly reduce the risk of cancer.  This insight was derived by comparing a group of individuals who engaged in five minutes of vigorous daily activity with another group that did not participate in any vigorous activity at all.

The takeaway from this research is that staying healthy and lowering cancer risk doesn’t necessarily require costly and exhaustive gym sessions.  Instead, incorporating short bursts of vigorous activity into your daily routine can be highly beneficial.  Activities as simple as playing tag with kids in the yard, power walking, or choosing to walk to and from nearby stores instead of driving can promote increased blood flow and help reduce the likelihood of developing cancer.

So, it’s clear that adopting less intense but regular bursts of physical activity can have a positive impact on overall health.

Physical inactivity might prompt cancer formation

The researchers’ findings revealed a significant association between the lack of exercise and a heightened risk of certain types of cancer.  Specifically, they emphasized that inadequate physical activity increases the risk of developing colon and breast cancer.

This discovery holds particular importance for middle-aged individuals who often find themselves juggling multiple responsibilities, such as work, childcare, and caring for aging parents.  Due to their busy lifestyles, these individuals face an elevated risk for cancer, as they may struggle to find the time and energy to engage in regular exercise.

Brief, vigorous exercise: A powerful weapon against cancer

Even if you find exercising dreadful, it is essential to prioritize elevating your heart rate at least once a day.  By incorporating short bursts of heightened intensity into your daily routine for just four to five minutes, you can significantly reduce the risk of cancer by up to 18%.  For certain types of cancer caused by physical inactivity, this risk reduction can even go beyond 32%.

Engage in a brief elliptical or treadmill session, shoot some hoops in the driveway, walk briskly, or opt for the stairs instead of the elevator.  These small, yet significant, steps in the battle against cancer can profoundly impact your overall health and well-being.

Sources for this article include:

JAMAnetwork.com
Medicalxpress.com
Medium.com


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