Obesity and Cancer
Making moderate to vigorous physical activity a part of your lifestyle lowers your risk of cancer and that of other chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Moderate to vigorous physical activity is exercise that makes you sweat and your heart beat faster. It includes walking, swimming, cycling, or running. Research suggests that doing any kind of activity to avoid too much sitting can help lower cancer risk.
The Following Types Of Cancer Have Been Linked To Being Overweight Or Obese:
Maintain Your Weight
Even light activity can provide some health benefits. Set a goal to do 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week. Physical activity can be moderate or intense as per your body needs. Take a brisk walk, join an exercise class, or go for a run. If you cannot get 30 to 60 minutes, do what you can. Even a few extra minutes a day lowers your cancer risk.