Saturday, February 25, 2012

Being a couch potato increases cancer risk!

2-25-12: Here's another report showing how being a couch potato increase your cancer risk. This was presented at the annual conf. of the Amer. Institute for Cancer Research last Nov. 2011. You can read more about this at the AICR website. Check out the graph below highlighting various risk levels.

This graphic shows the various risk based on how active you are during the day, even when you get the recommended amount of physical activity recommended by the DHHS in 2008 (the green blocks). Being sedentary is an independent risk factor even when you do your recommended exercise prescription.

Bottomline: Even if you do your 30-60 mins. of moderate exercise at least 5 days a week, you can't afford to be a couch potato the other 23 hours of the day! You have to break it up and move throughout the day.

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