Exercise does matter when you are looking at losing weight. But maybe in a slightly different way than we might usually imagine.
Oncologist Professor Robert Thomas says when it comes to exercise, it’s what you do on a daily basis that matters.
Getting out for a walk every day will not only boost your mood, your vitamin D and help you lose weight, but more importantly it changes the biochemistry of your body, producing more of the chemicals that have direct anti-cancer properties.
This is a fascinating interview about exercise and obesity.
Dr Thomas (MbChb MRCP MD FRCR) is a Consultant Oncologist at Addenbrooke’s and Bedford Hospitals, a visiting Professor at Cranfield University and a clinical teacher at Cambridge University.
He is author of the book “Lifestyle after Cancer”, Chair of the Exercise Expert Advisory committee for Macmillan Cancer Support and Editor of the lifestyle and cancer website Cancernet.co.uk.
He designed the UK’s first government approved course for a qualification in cancer exercise rehabilitation. He directs an active research unit, which has designed several UK studies, published 75 scientific papers and presented over 100 abstracts at international conferences.
This included the world’s largest double blind randomised evaluation of a polyphenol rich food supplement (www.cancernet.co.uk/Pomi-t.htm).