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News articles always suggest supplements, new pharmaceuticals, and other costly ways to prevent disease, but a new study shows that you can reduce your risk of colon cancer by 25% through good, old-fashioned exercise. And we don’t mean going for a 3-mile run every day, either – just a simple walk can reduce your risk of one of the deadliest diseases around!

Says Daily Mail,

Regular exercise can cut your risk of colon cancer by a quarter, a detailed analysis has revealed.

Even walking reduces the likelihood of developing one of the most common cancers, the review of 52 studies from the past 25 years found.

It showed that of the thousands of individuals examined, the most active ones were the least likely to develop the disease.

The protection remained even after risk factors linked to cancer, such as diet, obesity and smoking, were taken into account.

The British Journal of Cancer study combined results from research covering many kinds of physical activity, including manual labour, jogging, working out at the gym and brisk walking.

Those who took regular exercise cut their risk of colon cancer by 24 per cent.

No way! We’re putting our cross-trainers on right after work.

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