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Colon Cancer Awareness Workout by John Lippett

Dress in Blue Day

Today, we’re working out in blue to promote Colon Cancer Awareness. Colon cancer is cancer of the large instestine or colon, located in the lower region of your digestive system. Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S., according to the Colon Cancer Alliance. Ninety percent of new cases happen in people age 50 or older. But older age is only one of the risk factors for colon cancer.

What are other colon cancer risk factors?

    • Low-fiber, high fat diet
    • Obesity
    • Family history of colon cancer and colon polyps
    • A sedentary lifestyle
    • Smoking and heavy use of alcohol

Most of the factors we’ve listed are preventable, especially a sedentary lifestyle. If you’ve been to Hilton Head Health, you know we encourage our Guests and staff to get up and get moving. So to help you decrease your risk for colon cancer, we want to get you moving with this awesome workout. Check it out:

Workout recap:

    • Man makers
    • Lunges
    • Squats
    • Jack-Knives
    • Bridge

Perform 30 seconds each exercise with 2 minutes of cardio after the 1st round. In total, complete 3-5 rounds for a rewarding workout.

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