Feeling guilty yet? They sure hope you are.
After all, there are only a few days left in January to convince you to open up your wallet. They want you to believe you have to sign up for an expensive gym membership or buy pricey exercise gadgets to accomplish your 2020 resolution to improve your health this year.
Well, my friend, put your credit card away. You don’t have to sign up for that membership. And you can cancel that gizmo order.
Because new research proves, yet again, that when it comes to exercise, you already have the only gadget you need. And it turns out if you put it to use every day, you could cut your risk of SEVEN different cancers at once.
So what IS this powerful piece of workout equipment?
Believe it or not, it’s your walking shoes.
Dodge deadly cancer with a daily walk
Those commercials are lying to you. A brisk, refreshing walk counts as exercise every bit as much as running or lifting weights.
In fact, studies have shown over and over it’s NOT about how fast you go or how much you lift. The important part is that you get up and moving every single day.
And when you do, even walking at a moderate pace can make all the difference in the world. In fact, those regular strolls can help head off obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and more.
And now, exciting new research reveals that daily walk can help ward off cancer, too.
According to the new study, any moderate activity… including walking… for just two and a half hours a week could cut your risk of liver cancer by 18 percent. Double that and walk five hours a week – about 40 minutes a day – and the risk can plunge by up to 27 percent.
In other words, a simple daily stroll could significantly slash your risk for a disease that slays more than 2,500 Americans a month.
Ladies, those same 2.5 hours a week can cut your breast cancer risk by six percent. Double it for a 10 percent drop in breast cancer risk, and as a bonus, your odds of womb cancer will fall by nearly a fifth too.
But wait, the benefits don’t end there. The new study also found that the same moderate activity could cut your risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma as well as cancers of the colon, kidney, and blood.
Take 20 and slash your risk
Not a big fan of walking? No problem.
Your moderate activity can be anything you enjoy doing, such as dancing, tennis, hiking, biking, or swimming. Even golf counts as long as you stay out of the cart and hoof it around the course.
The key is to stay active for at least 20 minutes a day (the longer, the better). If you do, you can enjoy all the benefits of regular exercise… including slashing your risk of over half a dozen cancers… without ever stepping into a gym.