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Five minutes a day may be all it takes to reduce your risk of cervical cancer.   
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Notwithstanding all those sculpted, sweaty twentysomethings who appear to live at the gym, exercise need not be an all-or-nothing proposition. Whereas 30 minutes of daily exercise is fantastic for good health and disease prevention, and whereas the best exercise programs combine cardio, balance, flexibility, and strength training, even a little exercise is a lot better than none. In fact, one recent study suggests that a mere 30 minutes of activity a week may significantly lower the risk of cervical cancer. That’s less than five minutes a day! The study showed that fully sedentary women developed cervical cancer at 2.5 times the rate of those who exercised for just 30 minutes weekly. And regular exercise reduces many other chronic diseases as well, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, and other cancers. If you’re ready to get up off the couch but don’t know where to begin, commit yourself to a daily five-minute walk, or two weekly 15-minute walks. Even better, commit to meet a friend and walk together. Once you make it a habit, then start to increase your time or add a couple of short weekly walks into the mix. If walking isn’t your thing, try biking, swimming, or a yoga class. Do your best to work in more everyday movement — walk or bike instead of driving when that’s practical, take the stairs instead of the elevator, and do gentle stretches while you’re in line at the bank or watching TV. Pretty soon, that sedentary lifestyle will seem like it was a lifetime ago. In its place, you’ll enjoy newfound strength, increased energy, and even a better mood. Plus, if you listen closely — and use your active imagination — you just may hear your body shouting “hooray!”

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