Dear Health Conscious Reader,
Here’s one for you: PACE may save you from cancer.
A new study shows that high intensity exercise cuts your risk of getting cancer in half.1
The study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, followed Finnish men for 16 years. It tracked the type of activity the men did each week. And it found that the higher the intensity of the exercise, the lower the risk of getting cancer.
This study backs up the myriad benefits of high intensity exercise, but it’s the first study ever to look at the relationship between exercise intensity and cancer.
But here’s the point not considered by the study’s authors: Not everyone can do high intensity exercise. It was designed for elite athletes who train for the Olympics. You can’t expect deconditioned people to do this type of exercise. It’s not safe. That’s why I designed PACE. PACE gets regular folks to the point where they can do high intensity exercise, safely and quickly.
You start out easy, measuring the intensity of your exercise in some way – the number of repetitions you do, the time it takes for you to do a set, etc. Then you gradually increase it. Over the long run, you’ll notice that it’s easier and easier for you to do your exercise at a slightly higher intensity as you go.
In just minutes a day, you’ll work your way up to getting the benefits of high intensity exercise – without any stress and danger to your body. PACE trains your body to change your metabolism, burn fat, make you more youthful, and utilize more oxygen – which may be the key to its cancer-fighting power.
PACE floods your cells with life-giving oxygen. Oxygen is the basic fuel for cell metabolism. If you don’t have it, energy production drops and the cells lose their ability to repair DNA. Low oxygen levels in the cells – chronic hypoxia – is a cause of chronic disease, especially cancer.
Unfortunately, in our modern world, low oxygen levels in our cells are common. We are a nation of couch potatoes. When we do exercise, it’s usually cardio and aerobics. But those don’t raise your oxygen levels enough. The key to raising your oxygen levels is high intensity exertion.
PACE pumps oxygen-rich blood to your vital organs by up to 18 times more than light exercise such as walking.2 PACE gives you:
- 400% more oxygen to your lungs
- 1733% more oxygen to your muscles
- Nearly double the oxygen to your brain
- 331% more oxygen from your heart
This doesn’t happen when you jog or do other medium intensity exercises.
This may be one of the reasons why our ancestors stayed disease-free. They had to do intense exertion to survive. Maybe your body needs the oxygen to thrive.
Get started with PACE today and cut your risk of cancer in half. What are you waiting for?
Here’s a workout that you can do right now – whether you’re reading this at work or at home. In fact, I’m going to do it along with you.
Get up from your chair. Make sure you have some space around you. We’re going to do some jumping jacks. Remember those from when you were in middle school? They’re a great exercise to get your heart pumping and your lungs working.
Stand with your feet together and your arms at your side. Jump out with your legs and raise your arms over your head. Breathe through your nose. Return to your starting position and repeat. Do 25 jumping jacks.
Stop and recover until your heart rate slows and you feel like you are almost back to normal.
Do 25 more jumping jacks, but this time, increase the speed. Try to get them done in half the time you did the first set. Recover.
Do 35 jumping jacks, a little faster this time. You’ll start to feel the burn in your legs and your breathing get harder.
Do a few more sets, increasing the number and the speed each time. But remember to recover in between. Do these sets three times a week. You’ll notice the time it takes for you to recover will decrease and you’ll be working at a high intensity in no time!
The new edition of my PACE book will show you exactly how to go from couch potato to high intensity exercise in just 12 minutes a day. In the five years since the first edition came out, I’ve worked with thousands of patients. Their feedback has helped me fine-tune the program. You’ll get more workouts. And you’ll learn more secrets to making PACE work for you.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
- J A Laukkanen et al. “Intensity of leisure-time physical activity and cancer mortality in men,” Br J Sports Med 2009;0:1–5. doi:10.1136/bjsm.2008.056713. http://press.psprings.co.uk/bjsm/july/sm56713.pdf
- Adapted from: von Ardenne, M. Oxygen Multistep Therapy. Thieme. 1990. p. 144