Health Tip of the Week, sponsored by Baton Rouge General: Reducing your risk of cancer with exercise

You know that exercise is a key component of living a healthy lifestyle, but it also plays a role in reducing your risk of many types of cancer, such as colon, breast, liver and endometrial. The recommended amount of exercise for adults is 2.5 to 5 hours of moderate-intensity activity per week, which can usually be met by taking a brisk walk 30 minutes a day at a rate of 3 miles per hour or lifting weights 2 to 3 times a week. Both exercises lead to changes in the body that can help lower your risk of cancer by reducing inflammation, helping regulate blood sugar, and improving metabolism and immune functions.

Learn more about reducing your cancer risk.