According to a study conducted at Tel Aviv University.
According to the researchers, high intensity aerobic exercise increases the glucose (sugar) consumption of internal organs, thereby reducing the availability of energy to the cancer tumor.
HIIT mainly derives its energy from glucose (fast acting energy)
Muscles use glucose during HIIT, but so do organs like the lymph nodes, lungs, and liver.
Research showed HIIT exercise increases the amount of glucose internal tissues absorb, decreasing the energy available to the tumor so it can’t metastasize and cancer can’t survive there.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN
When a person exercises regularly, the tissues of internal organs change and become similar to muscle tissue. Reducing the ability for cancer to spread and the original tumor can decrease in size.
BEST EXERCISE FOR CANCER PREVENTION
Results indicate that unlike moderate, steady state exercise, it is a high-intensity aerobic activity that helps in cancer prevention.
HOW DO I KNOW IF IM DOING HIIT
The most glucose burning happens at a heart rate of 80-95% of max- even if only for brief intervals. Max Heart rate is 220 - your age.
"Physical exercise, with its unique metabolic and physiological effects, exhibits a higher level of cancer prevention than any medication or medical intervention to date." Dr. Yftach Gepner
*The paper was published in the prestigious journal Cancer Research and chosen for the cover of the November 2022 issue