29 February 2012

Exercise to Fight Cancer

Exercise can help fight against cancer? And why, despite all available resources people choose not to exercise? The benefits of exercise are obvious: improved cardiovascular endurance, lower blood pressure, depression and reduced anxiety and improved self image and body. In addition, studies show that physical fitness is also a key factor in the battle against cancer.

It has been shown that exercise is associated with a lower risk of colon and rectum. Some of the strongest evidence yet indicates that the risk of bowel cancer can be reduced by 50% among people who exercised regularly, even when diet, smoking and obesity were taken into consideration. In addition, research indicates that women of all ages can reduce the risk of breast cancer through regular exercise and, research shows that it is never too late to start. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) argued that postmenopausal women may reduce the risk of developing cancer up to 20% through exercise. The researchers found that physical activity reduces the risk for women who may have a greater chance of developing the disease, including those with a family history of breast cancer or those taking hormone replacement therapy.

If the evidence is so compelling and powerful exercise in the fight against cancer so strong, why do not more men and women to participate? Perhaps this is because the benefits of exercise and physical fitness does run through rigorous activity. No, this is not the case at all. Any moderate level of exercise has the advantage. The studies focused on manual labor, hiking and gardening and sports. Moderate exercise such as walking, cycling or swimming, five times per week had the most impact. Those who do not exercise regularly should start slowly, increasing their physical activity over time.

For someone whose idea of ​​exercise is walking in the refrigerator of the concept of physical activity five days a week can seem daunting. Therefore, it is necessary to create an environment where physical activity becomes part of his life. Define a series of specific and achievable in the short term. The plan of the first week of march in three days for 15 minutes at a time. Slowly build the number of days and duration of activity until you reach your ultimate goal. The momentum of your early success provide motivation to face each challenge a little larger. Do not yield to the temptation of apology, if you can justify compromising one day, it is even easier to justify compromising the following days.

Not only does exercise provide tangible benefits to physical health and the power struggle against cancer, it will also improve mental health. Support for physical and mental health of the other. There is a balance and harmony between the activities that will nourish body and mind then and those who feed the soul.

We can get any dream or goal by ensuring that their daily actions are consistent with their beliefs. The individual is assured of success because the positive changes in their lives are in harmony with their values ​​and motivated by their desire to help their favorite charity or nonprofit through a donation program charity. As the individual meets daily success, they begin to realize they are in control of their lives, able to make proactive decisions and positive, and gain self-confidence.