The fact that a healthy diet and exercise can prevent many illnesses is no news. The news is that researches have found a link between exercise and colorectal cancer. Studies have shown that women who exercise on a regular base have a reduced risk of developing this form of cancer. Also, those who have already been diagnosed with colorectal cancer can reduce the risk of fatality by exercising. A good food habit, medical examination and exercising can prevent prostate and breast cancer, scientists say.
A colon screening test is always recommended, along with consuming green vegetables and fruits like cranberries, blueberries and broccoli. It is known that colorectal cancer usually affects older people but it can also affect people aged 40-44.
How does exercise prevent cancer? By burning down the sugar excess from our bodies and keep the polyps of the colon under control. A recent study with 2.5 million people involved has shown that diabetes can increase the chances of developing colon cancer to 30%. To avoid diabetes and colon cancer we should do exercises like running, stretching, cycling and even walking. The study also reveals that vitamin D can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by a small percentage.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month
March is the month of Colorectal Cancer Awareness and it advises us to eat healthy, exercise every day and do periodic screening tests in order to prevent this deadly disease caused by many factors including genetic syndromes like Lynch Syndrome and Polyposis. Even though there are not many specific measures to prevent genetic disorders we can decrease the risks of developing many diseases by living healthy.
We need to be more conscious about the fact that 1 hour of daily exercising will keep us healthier and helps us live longer.