Source: Center for Advancement in Cancer Education
Exercising is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. It can also lower your risk for many types of cancer, as well as other diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Physical activity can help prevent cancer in many ways. Exercise helps to reduce belly fat (obesity is a risk factor for many types of cancer), increase oxygen levels, lower blood sugar and insulin levels, elevate immune response, detoxify the body, balance sex hormones like estrogen, reduce inflammation, improve digestion and elimination, and reduce stress. Many studies have shown that physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, and endometrial cancer.