People who are more physically active have a lower risk of colon cancer. Overall, the most active men can reduce their risk of colon cancer by nearly 20 to 30%. And the most active women can reduce their risk by around 10 to 30%.
- Understanding bowel cancer > Prevention @ Beating Bowel Cancer
Excerpt: There is no clear reason why some people develop bowel cancer while others do not. However, you can reduce your personal risk of developing cancer by some lifestyle choices.
- Preventing bowel cancer @ NHS Choices
Excerpt: There is strong evidence to suggest regular exercise can lower the risk of developing bowel and other cancers. It is recommended adults exercise for at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e. cycling or fast walking) every week.