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Time To Exercise

News and Noteworthy!

The APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) posted an article summarizing a recently published study from JAMA internal Medicine that linked ties between “moderate to vigorous” physical activity and cancer prevention. It concluded that the relationship may be much stronger than previously discussed. It reports that one could drop their risk by as much as 20 % for 13 different types of cancers, including 3 out of 4 most commonly diagnosed.


[Moderate exercise was defined at 3 or more METS: for example this would include brisk walking at >3mph or biking at 50 watts

Vigorous exercise was defined at 6 or more METS: for example this would include jogging, sit-ups/push ups ]

The researches involved in the study focused on the difference between the lowest and highest percentiles due to some variations throughout the studies. All participants (1.44 million) were cancer free at baseline.

  • Risk of myeloma, breast cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and bladder cancer dropped by 10-20%.

  • Persons with higher BMI had similar risk reduction to counterparts with lower BMI.

Overall, the study is very encouraging. The above information was summarized and as expected there were many other facts, observations, and correlations included in the full article.

Get out and exercise!!

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