Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: Exercise
Regular exercise helps you to maintain a healthy body weight and makes you feel good. It can reduce the risk of bowel cancer by around 12% and can help recovery from illness. Being overweight, especially around the middle, could increase the risk. Losing weight could decrease your risk by 7%.
Ideally, try to do at least 30 minutes exercise every day. Try starting with 10 minutes and enjoy doing more and more. Exercise doesn’t have to be about working out in a gym. Enjoy it!
These all count:
- Taking the stairs
- Walking to the shops
- Doing the housework
- Walking the dog
- Getting off the bus a few stops earlier
Take up a hobby:
Don’t forget, if you miss a day don’t give up, just start again tomorrow.