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Five hours of weekly exercise is linked to fewer cases of cancer.

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If you would like another excuse to maneuver this winter, consider this: A study published online Oct. 4, 2021, by the journal Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise suggests that the US could avoid tens of 1000's of cancer cases annually if all of us began exercising more. Researchers examined the self-reported physical activity of greater than half 1,000,000 American adults in every state and the District of Columbia from 2013 to 2016, in addition to adult cancer cases. ) may be attributed to inactivity—defined as exercising lower than 300 minutes per week. Rates of stomach, uterine, colon, esophageal, breast, and bladder cancers were lower in additional physically lively people, especially those that did at the least 300 minutes of moderate activity per week, resembling brisk walking. . This works out to about 43 minutes per day. Because that is an observational study, it doesn't prove that your physical activity will lower your cancer risk. But there is powerful evidence that this level of activity can also be related to a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia and possibly many common forms of cancer.

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