October has arrived and the month is the period of awareness and prevention of breast cancer. In addition to reinforcing the importance of the subject, which affects women of different ages, it is also very worthwhile to encourage a healthier lifestyle, which improves not only the quality of life as a whole, but also helps prevent disease and helps in treatment of cancer patients. The doctor Renata Castro tells more about the benefits of physical activity. Check out!
Physical activity is able to prevent different types of cancer
Traditionally known as Pink October, the month is dedicated to breast cancer. But, throughout the year, care must be taken to prevent not only this, but different types of diseases. “Despite advances in early diagnosis and treatment of many types of cancers, cancer remains one of the most feared diseases”, explains the expert. For her, the healthy lifestyle is one of the main allies in the fight against cancer. “The regular practice of physical exercises is capable of preventing several types of cancers, such as breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, stomach, kidneys, leukemias, myeloma, bladder and head and neck”.
Find out what are the benefits of physical exercises for prevention
Women who want to prevent a possible diagnosis of breast cancer, among others, need to move around regularly. “The reduction in the risk of occurrence can be explained by the biological effects of physical activity, such as reduced blood levels of hormones such as insulin, estrogen and some growth factors; reduced inflammatory activity; and improved immune system,” says Renata. Choose a physical activity that you like, so that the practice becomes routine.
Cancer patients can and should invest in exercise
For women already diagnosed with cancer, regular physical activity will also relieve and help with treatment. “There are countless benefits, such as improved quality of life, self-esteem, improved functional capacity, reduced anxiety, among others,” says the cardiologist. However, if this is the case, follow your doctor’s instructions on how to exercise so that your recovery is safe and effective.
It’s important to eat well: include nutritious foods in your diet!
Finally, it never hurts to remember that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is essential for maintaining high immunity and health. Invest in natural foods and reserve fast food and sweets for specific moments. Maintaining a healthier lifestyle is one of the most efficient ways to prevent cancer.
(By Marina Couto)