Researchers discover a very quick way to fight the risk of cancer, and you don’t have to be sporty!
Eat a variety and balanced, no smoking, no sedentary lifestyle… We know in general cancer advice but it is often easier to have quick and easy tips to put in place to take action. Above all when it comes to do sports. Laziness, lack of time… It’s not that we don’t want to, but it can be complicated to fit into the schedule. A study published in the journal JAMA Oncology during the summer of 2023 should interest you.
Respondents said they never exercised.
According to the results, it would not even be necessary to “play sports” but simply to speed up the pace of some of our habits. Vigorous physical exercise means an effort that it quickens our breathing and makes us scarce as climbing the stairs quickly, running to catch the bus or metro, walking briskly in the street. “Adults who do not exercise are at greater risk of developing certain types of cancer” the authors of the study recall. They wanted to go further and wondered if they would vigorous exercise for a few minutes may also reduce this risk. They analyzed data from more than 22,000 people are registered in the UK Biobank database. Respondents said they never exercised. They wore physical activity meters. The researchers then used artificial intelligence to analyze the data and establish a link between vigorous exercise and cancer risk.
18% less chance of developing and dying from cancer
The researchers noted that “THE minimum required to see some reduction in risk was much less than one minute per day” reported Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis, co-author of the study. Ideal for reducing the risk of developing cancer located in the eye 3 to 4 minutes of intermittent, vigorous physical activity in everyday life (very fast walking, fast climbing stairs). Indeed, these people who actively moved for at least 3 to 4 minutes (even without playing sports on the side) had 18% less chance of developing and dying from cancer from those that were not activated. They were also 30% less chance of developing breast, endometrial, stomach, bladder, colon, blood cancer.
“The take home message is like that move more with a higher intensity during everyday life it can be good an alternative to structured exercise and may reduce the long-term risk of cancerProfessor Stamatakis concluded.