One hour a day of vigorous physical activity or two hours of moderate activity reduces the risk of colon cancer by 22 per cent, European researchers say. And for those who are not overweight, the risk of developing the disease is reduced even further.
“This is a very large study, which should remove any doubt about the benefits of exercise in relation to reducing the risk of bowel cancer,” said Dr. Lesley Walker, Cancer Research U.K.’s director of information, which funded the study.
You don’t need to join a gym to get for that. Cleaning windows, vacuuming and scrubbing floors all burn off a lot of calories.