Exercising 45 minutes a day, five days a week, women were tested over a year for two blood markers that show inflammation (C-reactive protein and serum amyloid) which are associated with cancer risk and survival.
And finally, the National Geographic longevity report, the Blue Zones, found that people live longer when they live in “walk-able” communities, a common condition of people around the globe who live the longest, healthiest lives.
The bottom line: Get in motion. The American Cancer Society recommends 30 minutes or more per day, five days a week. Of course, exercise is not a guarantee against getting cancer and I know of fit women who still develop it. But if you can help reduce your risk, improve your chance of survival, and generally feel better, why wouldn’t you?