Physical activity can help you reduce your risk
Being physically active is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of cancer. Being active can help prevent heart disease and diabetes, maintain and/or improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as maintain a healthy body weight.
Walking and running are great examples of exercises. The figure of 10 000 steps a day is based on an average level of incidental physical activity of around 7000 steps plus an additional 30 minutes moderate exercise, another 3000 steps.
Tips to being more active and reaching those daily steps
• Go for a stroll at lunchtime
• Have some active fun such as bike riding, ball games or join a sporting team
• Walk with a friend or join a walking group
• Take the stairs, not the lift
• Get off the bus/train one stop earlier and walk
• Walk over and talk to your colleagues instead of sending an email
• Park further away from your destination and walk the rest of the way
Cancer Council’s The March Charge,is helping to raise awareness about the lifestyle factors that help reduce your risk.
Register today, get fit, raise funds and let’s tell cancer where to go.