Make Exercising a Daily Routine to Prevent Cancer

Monday, 25 Nov 2013 08:55 PM

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How Can Exercising Daily Help in Preventing Cancer?
A balanced body is necessary for preventing cancer or, for that matter, any disease. A well-balanced daily routine, comprising enough physical activity and a balanced diet, is the key for a healthy body and an improved quality of life. Exercising daily has been associated with numerous benefits, including keeping muscles and bones healthy, strengthening the immune system, and preventing cancer.

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Physical activity is the key to balance the body’s energy and proves valuable in improving your quality of life. Recent research has proven that people indulging in some form of physical exercise routinely are less prone to developing cancers, especially colon, endometrial, breast, prostate, and lung. Different types of physical activity can be incorporated into our daily routine to prevent cancer. Some of them are discussed below.

Types of Physical Activity
Just as one size doesn’t fit all, one exercise or one type of exercising routine doesn’t suit all. You have to carefully and effectively work out a regimen that best suits your body type, age, body’s needs, and daily routine (no excuse for skipping). This can be worked out with help from your physician. About 30 minutes of daily workout, involving low- to moderate-intensity exercises, or 20 minutes of daily workout with heavy-intensity exercises done routinely for five days a week makes for a good lifestyle.

Exercising daily gives you an opportunity to stay fit and prevent cancer at absolutely no cost. It just adds to your quality of life. Make exercising a part of your daily routine and enjoy this cheap and effective remedy for avoiding the onset of most of the musculoskeletal diseases, along with cancer.

Some easy ways of including physical activity in your daily life can be:

1. Walking
Walking is the best physical activity one can turn to. Walk as much as you can with straight posture and the right footwear.

2. Using the staircase
Walking up or down the stairs is a great form of physical exercise one can practice. So, whenever and wherever possible, use the staircase and avoid elevators.

3. Playing sports
Indulging yourself in some kind of sport can be far more entertaining and mood enhancing while doing wonders for your health. If you're not interested in a field sport, opt for cycling. It is a great way of offering your lungs fresh air, improving circulation, and boosting immunity.

4. Practicing yoga
Learn specific postures that suit you (Hire a trainer, if needed.) and practice yoga daily. This low-intensity workout has been proven to not only aid in preventing cancer but also curing the disease to some extent. Yoga forms, especially pranayama, if made a part of your daily routine, help in cell regeneration and have numerous benefits against varied diseases.

5. Dancing
Put on your dancing shoes and practice some moves daily or just dance to tunes and moods you like. Dancing is a great form of physical activity, whose health benefits are similar to what you gain from running on a treadmill.

By incorporating different types of exercises in your daily routine, you are making the choice of a healthy lifestyle, which is the key to preventing cancer. So, exercising daily can help you gain much more than you might have thought.

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