July 19, 2021
The statistics are crazy.
According to Roswell Park, more than 200,000 people are diagnosed with brain tumor each year. In 2020, an estimated 24,530 of them were cancerous tumors.
The chances that a person will develop a malignant tumor of the brain in his or her lifetime is less than 1%.
However, if you become a part of that 1%, the odds of surviving aren’t in your favor.
According to Cancer.Net, the 5-year survival rate for people with cancerous brain tumor is just 36%.
No one wants to be in the position where you have to fight for your life against cancer.
So what simple habits can reduce the chances of brain cancer?
Walking reduces brain tumor risk.
Simply walking for 36-72 minutes every day or jogging for 15-30 minutes appears to yield favorable, protective effects against brain cancer.
Bio-statistician Paul Williams at Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory discovered that after following 150,000 runners and walkers for over then years (Ergo-log, 2021).
But you might be thinking…
The most common form of brain cancer is glioma.
In-vitro studies have shown that IGF-1 stimulates the growth of glioma cells.
Researchers believe that physical exercise helps the muscles absorb more IGF-1 from the blood, making less IGF-1 available for cancer growth (Paul, 2014).
Yet another reason to get up and do some movement instead of sitting all day.
Remember, a diverse range of exercise is key for radiant health.