Regular exercise will help you reduce your risk of developing these cancers

Written by Editorial Team | Published : May 7, 2019 12:58 PM IST



You may know that working out regularly will give you a healthy heart, but did you know that your daily exercise can help you reduce your risk of developing cancer. Yes, a new study published in the journal Cancer cites that high fitness levels are associated with low risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer whereas people with low fitness levels are more prone to these cancers. The study further mentioned that high fitness levels saw a decline of 44 per cent in the risk of developing lung cancer while the numbers surged up to 89 per cent for reduced risk of colorectal cancer. Here, we tell you about the types of cancer you can stall by regular exercise.



Lung cancer: Usually regular smokers are more at risk of developing lung cancer, but not many know that you can curb your risk by exercising. According to a 2003 study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, men and women with low or medium body mass index reported a significant decline in development of lung cancer risk.



Prostate cancer: A number of studies have shown the link between low prostate cancer risk and regular physical activity. One such study published in the European Journal of Cancer mentioned that men who did regular exercise showed a lower risk of developing advanced prostate cancer as compared to those individuals who did not exercise.