The largest study of its kind has shown that women who lead an active lifestyle can reduce the risk of getting breast cancer.
The European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC), co-funded by Cancer Research UK, found women who take part in moderate to high levels of exercise can reduce the chance of getting breast cancer by up to 13%. The research looked at the link between diet, lifestyle and the disease in more than 8,000 women who had suffered from breast cancer. They found those who were the most physically active were 13% less likely to develop the disease compared with those who were physically inactive. Women who took part in moderate exercise had an 8% lower chance of getting breast cancer.
Experts have stated for years that physical activity is vital for cancer prevention but these latest findings really solidify those claims. There is also a lot of evidence out there suggesting that exercise reduces the risk of other forms of cancer.
The Government recommendation is to take part in 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity. Can you honestly say you do this much exercise per week? Cancer Research UK says only 39% of men, and 29% of women do. 2 personal training sessions at Pro PT Academy plus a 30 minute brisk walk every week will take you up to the recommended amount of exercise.
At Pro PT Academy we can help you lead a more active lifestyle and reduce the risk of getting cancer. Phone the studio today on 01792 589762 and book in for our fantastic Introductory Offer.