Exercise and Cancer Risk

Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, OSW-C Program Manager, Oncology Social Work

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

More today on the importance of regular mild/moderate exercise. I am feeling virtuous as I did get to the gym this morning, something that is more difficult with the increased fall traffic. I am just unable to get myself out of bed before 5:45, and getting up then to go to the gym does mean the drive is going to take longer and be more frustrating. Here is the daily question: Which is better: Exercise or an easier commute? I know there are stellar people who can exercise after work, but I am definitely not one of them. It is first thing in the morning or never.

From the American Institute of Cancer Research comes this short but helpful article. It probably does not tell you anything that you don't already know, but it is pretty good motivation to lace up those sneakers. Here is the start and a link to read more:

6 Findings on Exercise and Cancer Risk

You know that exercise is good for you. You’ve probably heard how it’s healthy for your heart and bones. 

But did you know that exercise also plays a strong role in lowering your cancer risk? It does. For people of all ages, being active is one of the most important things that you can do for your health, according to the most recent government guidelines. 

Read more: http://www.aicr.org/enews/2017/07-july/enews-six-findings-exercise-cancer-risk.html

Above content provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For advice about your medical care, consult your doctor.