This article is part of a series of articles listing some things you can do to help prevent cancer.
As we know, there are some bad habits that have a direct impact on the likelihood of being diagnosed with cancer. At the same time, there are essential habits that can help in our fight against cancer and other illnesses.
Smoking is considered the cause of roughly 90% of lung cancers in men and close to 80% of lung cancers in women. More than 7000 toxic chemicals, (Yes that number is accurate!) have been identified in cigarettes and cigarette smoke, such as carcinogenic chemicals including arsenic, benzene, cadmium, polonium-210, vinyl chloride, formaldehyde, and other toxins. Smoking not only contributes to cancer but numerous other health issues such as premature births, osteoporosis, heart disease, cataracts, and lung ailments.
At the Budwig Center, we use an effective natural emotional balancing technique that has successfully helped many to stop smoking, even those of our patients who have smoked for decades.
An in-depth study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, looked at information from 1.4 million people ages 19 to 98 collected over about 11 years. The study concluded that the most active people enjoyed a reduced risk of 13 different types of cancers. Interestingly, exercise appeared to be most protective against esophageal cancer (42 percent lower risk!), followed by liver cancer (27 percent lower) and lung cancer (26 percent lower).
Couple the long commute to and from work, with a sedentary job spent sitting at a desk and then the evening spent relaxing in front of the TV. Combine this static lifestyle with an unhealthy diet, and it will not be long before a chronic health issue develops. We must stay physically active to prevent cancer!
Bad digestion, inflammation, hormonal imbalances, and a general lack of energy are often the results of a sedentary lifestyle.
First, please check with your doctor to evaluate your current condition and determine the safest exercise program for you.
Here are a few effective exercises most can do:
Watch this report from NASA that highlights the benefits of rebounding:
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