A long period of inactivity not only affects body movement but also can cause several health conditions. A recent study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise has observed the link between lack of physical activity and the increased risk of cancer and ways to prevent it.
The study has found that people aged above 20 years are more likely to remain inactive for a long time, developing a high risk of cancer. Regular exercise prompts the immune cells to target and fight cancer cells in the body and helps people live longer by boosting levels of substances that hinder the growth of cancer cells. Research studies have confirmed that regular exercise decreases the risk of developing 13 different types of cancer by 69 per cent. The new research has found that exercising for 300 minutes per week or
45 minutes a day may help reinstate cellular health and prevent the development of cancer cells.