Did you know that physical inactivity is a risk factor in colorectal cancer development?


An inactive lifestyle has been linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer development. It is estimated that 22,200 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in Canada this year. Minor adjustments can play a major role in the modification of these statics. By getting your butt in gear and increasing your activity level, you will ultimately decrease your chance of contracting the disease.

Other identified risk factors include:

  1. Poor diet – low in fruits, vegetables and fibre
  2. Obesity
  3. High red or processed meat consumption
  4. Smoking
  5. Excessive alcohol intake