So, what’s the secret ingredient for doubling your chances of surviving cancer? I’ll give you a hint…it’s not anything you eat….
THAT ONE THING IS…..EXERCISE!
YOU CAN DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES OF SURVIVING CANCER JUST BY EXERCISING!
A documentary done by the Australian Broadcasting Corp called “Exercise and Cancer”, found you could double your chances of surviving cancer by doing moderate intensity exercise for 2 1/2 hours every week for anyone undergoing cancer care. Just be sure to recover between workout sessions. A 2015 study published in The Journal of The National Cancer Institute, showed aerobic exercise slowed breast cancer tumor growth in mice while making the cancer more sensitive to chemotherapy.
Here are some more facts on Cancer and Exercise
- New research suggests oncologists are failing to properly advise their patients on the need for exercise, which some cancer organizations now believe should be part of standard cancer care.
- Exercising during and after cancer treatment can reduce your risk of dying from cancer; reduce your risk of cancer recurrence; boost energy; and minimize the side effects of conventional cancer treatment.
- Previous research has shown that breast and colon cancer patients who exercise regularly have half the recurrence rate than non-exercisers.
- Exercise helps lower your cancer risk and improve outcome by normalizing your insulin levels; lowering estrogen and testosterone levels; and improving the circulation of immune cells in your blood.
Mounting evidence shows that exercise can not only help cancer patients get well but also help keep their cancer from recurring. So, talk to your oncologist and get on a safe exercise program and do all you can to beat this disease!