When we talk about disease prevention, cancer is the one that most often comes to mind. It seems like something we have no control over, but there are a few simple steps you can take to reduce your risk.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in Canada and is the second most common cause of death from cancer. If detected early colorectal cancer is highly treatable and may not be so deadly.
The more physically active you are, and the higher the intensity of that activity, the greater the reduction in colon cancer risk. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology recommends accumulating at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week.