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Walking could lower the risk of kidney cancer

by | Oct 16, 2013 | Kidney Cancer News

Walking for two and a half hours a week could save the lives of almost 37,000 people and lower the risk of kidney cancer

walkingIt is recommended that adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (for example, cycling or fast walking) every week. (Source: NHS) Furthermore, according to Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise  fewer runners get kidney cancer. There is 76% lower incidence among those running more than 15 miles per week. Experts believe that obesity and high blood pressure increase the risk of kidney cancer. Incorporating physical activity in your daily routine and a healthy lifestyle may reduce the chances of developing the condition.
The exercise regime could  also reportedly prevent 7,000 cases of breast cancer; 5,000 cases of bowel cancer; 295,000 cases of diabetes and avoid the need for emergency treatment in 12,000 heart disease patients. The findings, from a study conducted by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support, claimed that physical inactivity is responsible for 17 per cent of deaths in the UK and can take three to five years off your life. (Source:  The Daily Telegraph, October 7 2013)
Kevin Fenton, director of health and well-being at Public Health England, warned that four in every 10 men and half of all women in England still get too little exercise to benefit their health. England is experiencing a serious inactivity crisis as  61 per cent of adults and 30 per cent of children between two and 15 are classed as overweight or obese. (Source:  The Daily Telegraph, October 7 2013)
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Malcolm Packer

Malcolm is Chief Executive Officer at Kidney Cancer UK and Kidney Cancer Scotland and has worked with the charity in various capacities for over 15 years.