Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Another Reason To Exercise – Preventing Cancer

Researchers reported in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention that regular weight training can cut cancer risks in men by up to 40%.

The researchers tracked the lifestyle of 8,500 men for more than two decades. Each volunteer had regular medical check-ups that included tests of their muscular strength. The men who worked out regularly and had the highest muscle strength were between 30 and 40% less likely to die from cancer.

The researchers suggested doing resistance training at least two days a week. Time wise, all you need to be doing is one set of repetitions with enough weight to reach your muscles’ fatigue level.

So…lift that barge, tote that bale and keep from getting cancer.

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