The sport helps and reduce the risk of suffering from this disease and offers benefits during treatment.
The sport is a perfect ally to enhance the cure of cancer and avoid the risk of suffering from this disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 35% of cancer-related deaths are attributed behavioral and dietary risk factors, including lack of activity or low intake of fruits and vegetables, among others. Performing physical exercise increases levels of self-esteem, increases general well-being, enhances motivation and offers very positive results in terms of physical qualities such as flexibility, endurance or joint mobility. Therefore, this is another of the innumerable benefits that derive from physical activity for our health and that drive us to start exercising.
Although there’s not found a cure, a study carried out by the Camilo José Cela and Sanitas University indicates that the practice of sport reduces the risk of lung or colon cancer by 24%. This report points out that sport is also a therapeutic tool that helps to alleviate the side effects of cancer treatments and improve mood, since physical exercise serves as preparation for the demands of treatments and better cope with fatigue and muscle weakness that is normally associated with different cancer therapies.
Acquiring healthy eating habits and those related to physical exercise is much easier during youth. For this reason, at Campus Experience Real Madrid Foundation, we have a training program that has as a fundamental pillar instilling in young people the need to follow a balanced diet and keep the body active through the practice of sports such as football. This combination helps to reduce the body level of accumulated fat and, therefore, the concentration of certain hormones that can encourage the onset of this disease. In addition, it allows strengthening muscles and improving lung capacity, thus combating cancer symptoms related to the respiratory device.
The World Health Organization also recommends that young people between the ages of 5 and 17 have to spend at least 60 minutes a day to exercise. In this sense, in our sports campuses, boys and girls spend a large part of the day playing football, but it is also another type of physical activities such as swimming, which helps them to always be active and avoid sedentary lifestyle. In this way, young workers their technical skills while taking care of their health.
However, not everything is sport, since health also depends largely on food. At Campus Experience Real Madrid Foundation we know the importance of a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fiber in the general well-being, and for this reason our training program also seeks that attendees receive information and advice to learn how to eat healthy, as well as the benefits it has on your health. In this way, we lay the foundation for a healthy physical development that not only cancer disease, but also helps in the disease treatment process.
Definitely, youth is the best time to get healthy habits that not only improve the quality of life on a daily basis, but also serve to combat and prevent diseases such as cancer. In addition, by doing so through sports such as football, we offer attendees a fun and simple way to learn concepts that last over time. On our campuses, football will become the main thread to form new generations in values such as effort, teamwork, etc. in an entertaining and enjoyable way through a wide range of activities.
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