Tuesday, February 4, 2014

World Cancer Day

February 4th has been designated as World Cancer Day, and this year is marked by a sobering declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO). In what they are calling an imminent “human disaster”, they are predicting a worldwide surge of 57% of cancer cases in the next 20 years. That will account for approximately 5 million more deaths per year due to a disease that is felt to be preventable 50% of the time. They are calling for governments to take legislative approaches focused on addressing lifestyle factors including three things we should do less of (smoking, alcohol consumption, excess calorie consumption) and one thing we should do more of (exercise).

Of the 3 most common cancers (lung, breast, colon), exercise has been shown scientifically to have both a preventive and therapeutic benefit. Exercise boosts the immune system while increasing muscle mass and decreasing excess fat. This lessens the risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, all diseases associated with cancer. MDFitness is committed to helping stamp out Cancer by introducing more people to the power of exercise. Let’s kick Cancer’s butt.

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Source: WMUR

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