Inactive lifestyles increase risk of cancer

In a recent 5-year study of over 8000 adults, it was found that the more inactive a person is, the higher the risk of cancer mortality. Replacing this time with light, moderate or vigorous physical activity is associated with reduced cancer mortality.

In the study, participants were fitted with a tracking device to gain objective data about their movements over 7 days. No participants had cancer at the start of the study but when it ended 5 years later, 268 participants had died of cancer.

Researchers took into account factors like age, gender and disease and it was concluded that the most sedentary participants had an 82% higher risk of cancer than their most active counterparts.

Read more

Join Our Mailing List