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Physical exercise is essential for a good quality of life, and its effects go far beyond those we usually highlight. Regular physical activity is, of course, the best complement to a healthy diet and is essential for keeping muscles and joints in shape. What’s new is that, according to the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology, physical exercise can reduce the risk of breast, colon, bladder, endometrial, esophagus and stomach cancer by up to 30%.

According to experts, cancer prevention begins with exercising for thirty minutes a day. This helps with weight control, improves hormone regulation, strengthens the immune system, and reduces inflammation, blood sugar levels, and insulin resistance. In addition, exercise is also beneficial for cancer patients, as it reduces fatigue, helps fight depression and has a positive effect on treatment.

Of course, although regular physical exercise can be good, doctors consider adopting healthy lifestyles, avoiding tobacco and alcohol, poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle, and unprotected sun exposure as major risk factors that can be avoided.