Exercise Found to Be a "Wonder Drug" for Cancer Patients
We're all hoping that researchers can find a cure to cancer. Whether it's a loved one or yourself, it's safe to say that almost everyone is touched by cancer's effects at one time or another. But it turns out that according to new research, the best "magic pill" we have for beating cancer is physical exercise.
For years we've known that a healthy diet and regular physical exercise is key to preventing cancer. But new research is finding that for those who have already suffered from cancer, physical exercise can dramatically help with cancer patients' recovery and long-term health. Macmillan Cancer Support, a British cancer charity, stated in a report that just 150 minutes of moderate exercise such as walking or gardening per week could reduce a breast cancer patient's risk of recurrence or dying by 40 percent, reduce a prostate cancer patient's risk of dying by 30 percent, and also help counteract negative cancer side effects such as fatigue, depression, osteoporosis and heart disease for all cancer patients. Additionally, getting more physical exercise can reduce the risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent.
Ready to take advantage of this wonder drug? Check out these plans to get moving!
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Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.