Thursday, 18 June 2009

Men with Big Muscles...

Good news for you men who like to weight train: apparently building up the muscles can decrease your chances of getting cancer by 40%!

From the Daily Telegraph:

...The findings, by an international team of researchers, suggest muscular strength is as important as staying slim and eating healthily when it comes to protecting the body against deadly tumours.

The scientists who came up with the findings are recommending men weight train at least twice a week, exercising muscle groups in both the upper and lower body....

For the full article
click here .

So, now you have no excuse to keep working out!

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4 comments:

John Vesia said...

Didn't know that about weight training, though I'm not surprised. Good find. I think any form of exercise has been shown to release anti-cancer agents into the bloodstream, such as interleukens.

SueC said...

John - weight training apparently has lots of benefits. This is quoted from http://weighttraining.about.com/od/benefitsofweighttraining/a/benefits.htm:

'The benefits that many of us derive from weight training are diverse and categorical, so I'm inclined to view them in two conveniently defined categories:

Wellness, self-esteem and mind-body fusion and:
Remediation and alleviation of injury or chronic health conditions
The distinction is that the first category is about preventing disease, staying physically and mentally fit, longevity, building good body image, doing sport, socializing and having fun; and the second category is more about treating diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome and quite a few more chronic disease states for which weight training has shown benefit.....'

Man of the West said...

Howdy, SueC! Just found your blog via the comments on Mr. Vesia's blog. Looks interesting; I will be adding you to my blogroll directly.

Littlefair said...

:-o

Amazing!

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