Just 2.5 hours of exercise per week reduces the risk of cancer and premature death

In general, the more, the better, Chief Specialist of the Russian Ministry of Health in Sports Medicine, Head of the Department of Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Physical Culture, Institute of Preventive Medicine named after. Z.P. Solovyov Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogova Boris Polyaev spoke about the benefits of moderate physical activity. DiscussJust 2.5 hours of physical activity per week reduces the risk of cancer and premature death

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The sports doctor explained that just 2.5 hours, or 150 minutes of physical activity per week is enough to reduce the risk of premature death, as well as from chronic non-communicable diseases. Today, this is the main cause of disability and premature death among Russians due to poor lifestyle choices.

Such diseases include diabetes, cancer, hypertension, strokes and heart disease. But these risks can be reduced: oncology by 17%, type 2 diabetes mellitus – 3.5%, arterial hypertension – 24-26%, osteoporosis – 23%, premature death – 21-23%.

“ Exercising from 150 to 300 minutes per week reduces the risk of developing cancer by 17%. In addition, studies show that people with a higher level of physical activity have a 17% lower risk of depression,” Polyaev said.

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