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[Resource] How sedentary behavior increases your risk of cancer

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If you’re like the average Canadian, you sit for most of the day. A growing body of evidence supports a link between sedentary behaviour and an increased risk of colorectal cancer. The longer a person sits, the higher the risk.

"But I exercise regularly. I must have a lower risk of cancer even though I sit all day in my job."

Canadian adults spend almost 10 hours, approximately 60%, of their waking time being sedentary.

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  • By

    Canadian Cancer Society

  • Published

    Jan 31, 2024

  • Subject Area
    • General Health and Wellness
  • Audience
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
  • Category
    • Evidence-based & emerging practices
    • Toolkits


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