In a recent article, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of NIH, details the new evidence regarding exercise and cancer treatment and prevention.
The notion was first researched about a decade ago, however, with little to no evidence, no real conclusions were reached. According to Collins, the ensuing years have yielded more data and results. The conclusion? Exercise is key in preventing and treating many cancers, including more prevalent types such as breast cancer and prostate cancer.
“These findings align with our product roadmap as we know that movement is critical to overall health,” says Get Real Health CEO, Robin Wiener. “Because of this, we have developed tools to help individuals track exercise as a component of overall health as well as managing chronic illness.”
Although there has not been any determination on how much exercise is necessary to see results but the general guidelines would be 30 minutes of exercise two to three times a week as a minimum. Additionally, the report stresses the advantages that exercise provides to those with mental illness as well.
“Our solutions have a journal function built in that allows users to see how one part of their health affects another,” says Wiener. “For instance, if they are uploading exercise data they can then compare sleep and dietary habits on days with exercise versus those with no activity. We believe all of these components are interrelated.”