Active Lifestyle Helps Colon Cancer Survivors
Most people already know how important having an active lifestyle is to health. However, now scientists and researchers have gone ahead and found concrete proof about the multiple health benefits people can reap from having a physically active lifestyle.
There is no one but four studies to support this fact. One study has proven that older adults can keep their kidneys in perfect health by staying physically active. Another study has shown that by not smoking, doing aerobic exercise and maintaining a healthy waist size, you can prevent yourself against heart disease and early death. A third study has gone ahead and provided evidence that colon cancer survivors can lower their risk of recurring cancer by ensuring that they are physically active. And, a fourth study has shown that people who reduce the amount of time they spend watching TV end up taking part in more heart-healthy activities.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each of the four studies has made a valuable contribution by highlighting the importance of physical activity to health. Just by being physically active can be extremely beneficial to health, and most people do not realize this. But now studies are pointing the way forward and hopefully people will sit up and take notice of this.
The study on physical activity and colon cancer survivors was conducted by the Dana Faber Cancer Institute. The study found that men who were physically active after being diagnosed with colon cancer had a reduced risk of dying from the cancer or any other cause during the long term follow up period. In fact, the study found that the more active the men were, the less chance they had of getting recurring cancer. Men who were very active had a 53 percent lower chance of succumbing to colon cancer compared to men who were not that active.
661 men with colon cancer took part in the study and during the follow period, 258 men died. Out of the ones who died, 88 died from recurring colon cancer.