Exercise for Your Life… Literally

“One of the most potent cancer-fighting weapons is exercise.” When I read those words in an article by Life Science, I felt I already knew that exercise can save your life. I just didn’t know it is an exact science. When it comes to words like cancer and disease, most people fear the worst and expect genetics to take the driver’s seat. Some even give up and become the dreaded “couch potato”, becoming obese, depressed, and sometimes even suicidal. Most don’t realize the detriment of being lazy. This blog focuses on studies that show how exercise can fight certain chronic diseases. It also is chock-full of suggestions from the experts and articles that offer suggestions on how to get started and keep moving towards a longer, healthier life.

The next time you are hesitant to go for that morning jog, or don’t want to call the trainer, just let this quote from lifescience.com resonate: “Several studies have shown that physical activity is linked with decreased risk of some cancers, particularly breast and colon cancer.” Never mind the fact that obesity would be a thing of the past, but if one can actually decrease the risk of some cancers, it seems like a no-brainer. Think that’s strong? Check this article out; the headline alone should draw a reader in: Exercise May Reduce the Risk of These 13 Cancers.

What are some other benefits, you ask? According to this article on Physical Activity and Health from www.cdc.com, “getting at least 150 minutes a week (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity can lower your risk for certain diseases.” The article also highlights ways to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle to fight off obesity and disease.