Being Inactive Can Increase Your Risk of Cervical Cancer

Being inactive isn’t good for overall health, but now health researchers say that it could also increase your risk for cervical cancer.

Women who engage in physical activity less than four times a month, which the researchers defined as inactive, were two-and-one-half times more likely to develop cervical cancer than those who reported that they exercise, according to research published in the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease.

The health experts took into account smoking, alcohol intake, family history of cervical cancer and body mass index.