|My P.A.C.E. program may save you from cancer.
A 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 program, the lower the risk of getting cancer.
In fact, high intensity exercise cuts your risk of getting cancer in half1. A recent study shows that increasingly intense exertion prevents the growth of prostate cancer cells and the formation of tumors2.
Now, those are great results, but here’s the point not considered by the studies’ authors: Not everyone can do high intensity exercise. High intensity exercise was designed for elite athletes who train for the Olympics. You can’t expect de-conditioned people to do this type of exercise.
That’s why I designed P.A.C.E, which is one of the best workout programs for beginners. This fitness training routine gets regular folks to the point where they can follow the exercise program, safely and quickly.
Even better, I discovered that you get even more benefits from the incremental increases in exertion. In other words, trying to get to the level of being able to do something like interval training provides more of a benefit than high intensity exercise.
That’s the power of P.A.C.E. You start out easy measuring the intensity of your exercise in some way (i.e. the number of repetitions you do; the time it takes for you to do a set; etc.). Then you gradually increase the intensity. Over the long run, you will notice it gets easier and easier to do your exercises at a slightly higher intensity as you progress.
In just minutes a day, you will work your way up to getting the benefits of a high intensity exercise without stress and danger to your body. P.A.C.E. trains your body to increase your metabolism, burn fat, make you look younger and utilize more oxygen – which may be the key to its cancer-fighting power.
P.A.C.E. floods your cells with life-giving oxygen. Oxygen is the basic fuel for cell metabolism. If your body does not have enough oxygen, its energy level drops. Low oxygen levels (“chronic hypoxia”) cause cells to lose their ability to repair DNA. This typically leads to a 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.
P.A.C.E. pumps oxygen-rich blood to your vital organs by up to 18 times more than light exercise such as walking3. P.A.C.E. gives you:
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 oxygen to thrive.
Get started with P.A.C.E. today and reduce the risk of cancer by half! What are you waiting for?
Here’s an easy workout regimen that you can do right now – whether you’re reading this at work or at home.
Get up from your chair. Make sure you have some space around you. We’re going to do a full-body boxing move called a Bob and Weave Circle.
Do this until you are slightly winded (reversing sides each time). Three sets is best. In a short time, you will notice the time it takes for you to recover will decrease. Then you will be on your way to enjoying the anti-cancer benefits of incremental increases in intensity.
1. 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 2. Rundqvist H, Augsten M, Strömberg A, Rullman E, Mijwel S, Kharaziha P, Panaretakis T, Gustafsson T, Ostman A. “Effect of acute exercise on prostate cancer cell growth.” PLoS One. 2013 Jul 5;8(7):e67579. 3. Adapted from: von Ardenne, M. Oxygen Multistep Therapy. Thieme. 1990. p. 144