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People who have cancer can prevent it by half. If they exercise, according to many studies. Despite this, people are still reluctant to exercise, even though the evidence suggests otherwise.
They think that their daily routine is enough. One study conducted at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, looked at patients exercise habits.
One of the researchers, Dr Andrea Chellville said. ”We often tell patients the benefits of exercise however, no body had studied what patients know about it how they feel about it and what gets in the way.”
Patients who have had either breast or colon cancer can prevent it returning with regular exercise by up to 50%. This study, published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, found that patients who exercised often were far more likely to keep it up after. Dr Andrea said the patients were not aware being inactive could make them vulnerable to cancer. Therefore hindering recovery.
Several the patients thought that doing activities such as gardening and other leisure activities “there was a real feel of what I do daily is my exercise is ok” said Andrea. This research comes from one that studied overweight women, which found that they have worse outcomes compared to those of normal weight.
The research suggests that excess body fat contains hormones which make changes, such as inflammation, which may cause recurrences of cancer. So here is another reason to be at your ideal weight and move more if you aren’t already.