Researchers analyzed more than 90,000 runners and walkers through national surveys for 5 to 7 years and found the most active group—runners who logged at least 15 miles a week—cut their risk for developing kidney cancer by 76 percent. Even 10 miles a week was enough to slash cancer risk by 61 percent, compared to inactive people.
If this has you worried because your not a runner.. Don’t be! The study used the aerobic calculator know as METS to study the actual aerobic output. This method actually measures your output as opposed to focusing in the actual bio mechanical aspect of running. Whether you play hockey, run or swim, the important thing to gather from this study is that you need to be active and moving more than 8 hours or week, to cut your risk factors in half. Pretty simple to achieve when you think about it, there are 168 hours in the week.