Friday, February 3, 2012

Physical Activity - Get Active!

Get active, move your body: only 30 minutes of physical activity per day is necessary to reduce your risk of cancer. For school aged children/ teenagers at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity is recommended for noticeable health benefits.

A healthy diet and regular adequate physical activity are of major importance to maintain good health throughout life.

Unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity are risk factors in the development of a number of conditions such as hypertension, hyperglycaemia, abnormal blood lipids, and overweight/ obesity.

Preventing weight gain can greatly reduce the risk of many cancers. It is therefore recommended to establish a healthy eating habit and physical activity pattern early in life to prevent overweight and obesity.

Source: UICC WCD.
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