You might ask, “How can an active life stave off cancer?”
Sedentary bodies results into slow peristaltic movements of the colon. Consequently, cancer-causing chemicals that we ingest through food stay in contact with the mucosa of the colon for an extended time. If this happens, it gives time for these chemicals to create damage to the DNA structure of the mucosa cells. Conversely, physical activity hastens the transit of food from the colon and prevents too much contact of harmful chemicals.
Physical activity reduces weight if we’re obese and maintains our ideal weight. Lack of exercise leads to fat deposits, we become obese with a higher percentage of fat in our bodies. Estrogen, a culprit in most breast cancers, isn’t only produced in the ovary but also in fat tissues. So, being obese means a higher production of hormones. This additional estrogen burden promotes the growth of tumors in the cervix, endometrium, ovaries and breasts. more…