Need motivation to get to the gym, well a new study may be all the motivation you need to burn a sweat. It shows that exercise can reduce the risk of developing 13 different varieties of cancers.
The study involved the National Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and collaborating researchers in the U.S collected data from 1.44 million men and women .The researchers found a reduced risk of breast, lung and colon cancers, which has been reported before, but they also found a lower risk of tumors in the liver, esophagus, kidney, stomach, endometrium, blood, bone marrow, head and neck, rectum and bladder.
As a part of the study researchers looked at the intensity of exercise and calculated how that effected a person’s’ cancer risks over the years.
The study found that moderate exercise was linked to a significantly lower risk of developing the 13 types of cancer and those participants who reported exercising most were 20 percent less likely to develop any of the 13 types of cancer than those who were the least active.