We focus a lot on the benefits of physical activity for cancer prevention, which is a relatively new area of study.
Less is known about exactly how physical activity helps fight cancer independent of weight. Studies show that it does, but can physical activity reduce cancer risk regardless of the number on the scale?
And if you want a mental health boost as well as a physical one, try exercising outside. A new study in Environmental Science & Technology found that just five minutes of “green exercise” per day improves mood and self -esteem. Green exercise is any activity that takes place outdoors, such as a backyard garden or walk in a park.
With warmer weather, there are precious few excuses not to add some fun activity into your day. AICR has plenty of “Moving More” strategies here. If you have a fitness tip of your own, please share.