Forget cardio! Strength training – even without weights – cuts your cancer risk but jogging doesn’t, new study shows

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Strengthening exercises such as press ups and sit ups prevent cancer in a way that jogging doesn’t, a new study has revealed.

Researchers, who studied more than 80,000 people in the UK, said that strengthening workouts reduced the risk of death by cancer while aerobic exercise didn’t.

The study revealed that people who did strength-based exercises reduced their risk of death by nearly a quarter overall and death by cancer by 31 percent, but aerobic exercise had almost no impact on cancer death rates. 

Lead author Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis from the University of Sydney said: ‘The study shows exercise that promotes muscular strength may be just as important for health as aerobic activities like jogging or cycling.

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