Walking and cancer

A growing number of research studies internationally have shown how regular exercise, as long as it increases someone’s heart rate, can help prevent cancer, or lower the risk of it returning. Many forms of exercise can put harmful stress on the body, especially if you are elderly or have previous or chronic injuries. Low-impact workouts allow you to burn calories without the pain. And you don’t need a gym or equipment to walk—if it’s raining outside, drive to your local shopping mall and walk the mall. Just like other forms of exercise, walking releases endorphins, those feel-good hormones that lift your spirits. Most people equate endorphins release to tough workouts at the gym, but you can get the same effect just by walking to school or work. Stress overload can be extremely detrimental to your health, so keeping stress levels low is critical to reducing your cancer risk.  Enjoy walk knowing you are reducing your cancer risk, step by step.

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