In this world day of fight against cancer on Friday, the World Health Organization proposes to exercise to fight against the disease. According to WHO, physical activity every day reduce the risk of tumors in particular colon and breast. This positive news is somewhat surprising, but these results are well proven and quite impressive. WHO has distinguished this study as part of global recommendations for physical activity for health, provided to national and regional policy makers to prevent noncommunicable diseases. 30 minutes of walking a day would
This suggests that physical activity, whether in the workplace, in leisure life and even at home, reduces the incidence of two cancers, colon cancer and breast cancer in proportions very important, while in contrast the overweight and obesity promote their occurrence. Cancer can be a real obstacle to the pursuit of sporting activity. However, it is up to the attending physician advising a patient on the practice of adapted physical activity and beneficial, according to WHO.
2h30 per week of sporting activity may be essential to the prevention of cancers, including nearly a quarter of breast cancers. The aim is to prevent overweight, hypertension and bad cholesterol. But half an hour walk five times a week should suffice. Inactivity kills 3 million people per year
According to WHO data, nearly half a million women died of breast cancer in 2008, while more than 600,000 people died from colorectal cancer. The data are not yet available for other types of cancer, but experts foresee a similar correlation. In addition, WHO takes this occasion of World Day of fight against cancer to recall that 31% of the world population does not practice any physical activity, a situation which is regarded as one of four risk factors of death world, with tobacco, diabetes and hypertension. Lack of activity plays a role in the deaths of more than 3 million people annually, according to WHO. The organization is urging countries to take steps to roll back this scourge, which has killed 7.6 million people in 2008.