We all want our bodies to remain young, healthy, and strong as we age.
And if you’re struggling with a chronic disease, this holds especially true.
The good news is, one simple lifestyle change will help you achieve better health well into your golden years—whether your simply getting older or if you’re suffering (or recovering) from a disease, like cancer.
It even protects you against an early death!
Let me explain…
Remain active, boost longevity
No matter what disease my patients are facing, our main goal is the same: Conquer it.
But what truly matters when it comes to longevity—for cancer survivors, especially—is how these patients live their lives after beating their disease.
Staying active might just be the key.
At least, according to data collected on cancer survivors who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey from 2007 to 2014.
That data revealed how cancer survivors who remain sedentary are much more likely to die prematurely from cancer or any other cause.
In fact, inactive cancer survivors who reported sitting for more than eight hours a day suffered a five-fold increase in all-cause mortality risk.
The worst part? Researchers found that only about one-third of cancer survivors actually achieved exercise targets of 150 minutes per week. So even though they beat cancer—a HUGE feat—their sedentary behavior might ultimately end their life.
Exercise benefits everyone
Of course, these findings only point to an association between inactivity and premature deaths in cancer survivors. But in my view, I think it’s quite clear how “sitting disease” can lead to an early death.
That’s why I’m always preaching to you about the many benefits of consistent exercise. Because whether you’re looking to escape a cancer diagnosis, or something else, it really is one of the simplest forms of disease prevention you have at your disposal.
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I also understand that technology has dramatically altered our lifestyles. Add in the pandemic “work from home” phenomenon, and many of us are moving even less.
But the truth is, it’s never too late to save your own life with exercise. Plus, doing light activities, like washing dishes, cooking, and other chores around the house, all count toward your weekly goal.
So, strive to be as physically active as you can. Aim for 150 minutes of exercise per week. As a result, you might just conquer cancer, beat back any other disease lurking in the shadows, and ultimately, lengthen your longevity.
“Too Much Sitting Could Mean Worse Outcomes for Cancer Survivors.” U.S. News, 01/11/2022. (usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2022-01-11/too-much-sitting-could-mean-worse-outcomes-for-cancer-survivors)