James O'Keefe, 58, is a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City. A self-proclaimed "exercise enthusiast," O'Keefe says there was a time—decades, in fact—when he would routinely spend 2 to 3 hours a day running and...
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Lowering cancer risk with exercise
It is important to remember that there is no proven way to completely prevent cancer, but there may be steps you can take to lower your risk. Research shows that physical activity may lower the risk of the following cancers:
Colon cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, people who exercise regularly have a 40% to 50% lower risk of colon cancer,...
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If the thought of going to crowded gyms with equipment hoarders makes you cringe, there's a simpler (and cheaper) way to stay fit right about now.
With New Year's just around the corner, there will be plenty of focus on fitness, with losing weight and setting health goals the second most popular resolution for most people. Gyms can not only get crowded, but finding time to work out becomes...
"We know that the best weapon to overcoming breast cancer is the ability to stop it occurring in the first place.”
Post-menopausal women who walk for an hour a day can cut their chance of breast cancer significantly, a study has suggested.
The report, which followed 73,000 women for 17 years, found walking for at least seven hours a week lowered the risk of the disease.
The American Cancer...