Small amounts of weekly exercise lowers your risk of cervical cancer

We’ve all thought it: there is never time to exercise. However, as little as 30 minutes of exercise weekly could lower your risk of cervical cancer. Could you find 30 minutes in your week?

A recent American study observed 128 patients diagnosed with cervical cancer and 512 who had not yet been diagnosed. Of the patients diagnosed with cervical cancer, 31.1 per cent reported inactivity—which was defined as less than four sessions of exercise per month. Results suggested that women who were not physically active were two and a half times more likely to develop cervical cancer compared to women who exercised on a regular basis.

When we think of working out, we automatically picture the gym. Exercise does not need to include sweaty gym equipment—you can go for a walk on your lunch, join a dance class or even try some short exercise videos on the Internet.