Walking is good for preventing colon cancer

Just by waling for an hour daily you can surely safeguard your health against the disease, the more energetically your exercise, the lower your risk of disease.

These findings suggest that engagements in lower intensity activities may be adequate to reduce risk though more vigorous activity provides comparable or perhaps additional risk reduction, expert say in the international magazine of cancer. Experts say that it is known for a long time that exercise can reduce many cancers including colon cancer. Exercise plays a chief vital role in the health of the intestine, when we move the bowel moves. When the bowel moves all the toxic agents we ingest get out faster which is beneficially healthy.

This study was done in over 80,000 women, aged 45 to 65 years old, they were followed up for 15 years, during which time 552 people developed colon cancer. All were participating in the extensive research. These investigators showed that women who walked for 1 to 1.2 hours each week were 31 percent less likely to develop colon cancer than those who didn’t walk at all, the researchers found. And women who exercised at moderate or vigorous intensity for more than 5 hours weekly were at 45 percent lower risk of colon cancer than those who exercised for less than an hour a week. These data are in concert with previous studies linking exercise with decreased colon cancer risk. It is interesting that 1-2 hours per week is already able to decrease colon cancer risk by 35% which is amazing. Consult with your friends and family and go for a walk once or twice in a week.