A recently published study from researchers in Denmark points to connections between living a healthy lifestyle and a decreased risk of colorectal cancer.
The comprehensive study followed data of more than fifty five thousand people aged 50-64 for nearly a decade. The researchers concluded that people who follow healthy lifestyle recommendations may be able to cut their risk of colorectal cancer by more than twenty percent.
The healthy lifestyle recommendations referenced in the study include exercising for at least 30 minutes per day, following a healthy diet, keeping within a certain waist size, limiting alcohol and avoiding tobacco products. According to researchers, the subjects in the study who followed each of the lifestyle recommendations reduced their risk of colorectal cancer by a whopping twenty three percent.
There is already plenty of information available about how simple alterations to the diet and increases in activity can result in profound health benefits. This study provides even more proof that watching what you put into your body and being active on a regular basis can result in you looking better, feeling better and living longer.
Consult your doctor or health care provider prior to beginning any new exercise program in order to determine the most appropriate course of action for your situation. Discuss dietary changes and any addition of nutritional supplements with your health care provider as well to make sure that the actions that you are taking will be as safe and effective as possible.