It is estimated that in the United States today, over two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. In addition to increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, it has also been shown that being overweight or obese and raise your risk for developing certain types of cancer including Breast, Colorectal,
Endometrium (lining of the uterus), Esophogeal, Gallbladder, Head and Neck, Kidney, Pancreatic, Prostate, Thyroid and Uterine.
For most adults, the recommendation is to get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week. Many people who are not currently active may find this difficult, but even making small changes to your activity level will have positive benefits on your health and will begin to help lower your risk of developing cancer. If you’re not currently active, it’s important to discuss with your physician before starting any exercise program.