Outdoor exercise can reduce the risk of cancer

A recent study by researchers at the University of California and the Harvard School of Public Health showed that brisk walking or vigorous physical activity could help slow prostate cancer.

The scientists found that men who walked at a speed of at least three miles per hour, for at least three hours per week after diagnosis, were nearly 60 per cent less likely to develop biochemical markers of cancer recurrence.

Commenting on the report, founder of male cancer charity Orchid Professor Tim Oliver said all forms of exercise that get the heart beating faster than normal have been shown to reduce the onset of medical issues such as cancer, depression and cardiac disease.

What’s more, being outside and soaking up the sun’s rays means more Vitamin D in the body, which has been shown to slow down cancer growth, he added