Monday, November 24, 2008

Moderate Exercise and Sleep May Curb Female Cancer Risk

Exercise is good for more than just your waistline. A recent study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Seventh Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research suggests that regular physical activity can lower a woman's overall risk of cancer - but only if she gets a good night's sleep. Otherwise, lack of sleep can undermine exercise's cancer prevention benefits.

Walking (or bicycling) five times a week for 30 minutes can help prevent cancer, slow the disease’s progress, enhance recovery and prevent its recurrence.

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