Thursday, 21 November 2013


AXA AFFIN recently collaborated with National Cancer Service Malaysia (NCSM) in a project to support cancer patients currently undergoing chemotherapy in this campaign. AXA AFFIN will fund the cost for usage of NCSM Treatment Centre to one cancer patients for every blogger that links back to AXA AFFIN 110CancerCare website in their effort to care for cancer patients.

Recent statistic has shown that one in four Malaysians will develop cancer by the age of 75 years old. Many of us know that being physically active can reduce the risk of cancer, but this is way easier said than done. Especially in this generation where we are constantly glued to our gadgets, from laptops to Playstations and tablets, but hey, sports can be fun and social too! Here’s one- dance. Learning a new dance is a fun exercise, and a great hobby to pick up too.

Dance your way to a cancer-free life
There are many types of dance, be it either the free-style hip-hop dance or the classic ballroom dance, you can’t go wrong. Having two left legs or two right legs isn’t an excuse, no one is born with ballet shoes on, and you don’t need to be a professional dancer to start dancing!

Why should I start dancing?
Let’s start counting the benefits of dancing, and I can assure you that there are more than one of them! First of all, dancing increases your muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness. At the same time, it reduces the risks of osteoporosis while increasing your aerobic fitness.

Secondly, dancing improves the condition of your heart and lungs. In other words, it reduces the risks of heart attack and stroke.

Last but not least, be prepared to say goodbye to the fat in your body once you start dancing, as it is one of the most effective ways to burn the fat and lose weight. Not to mention that recent researches show that frequent dancing makes us smarter, apart from being more confident and sociable. It is so hard to believe that, apart from chess and scrabble, this vigorous exercise can heighten our IQ too!

Take it one step at a time, and take it slow
If you are a beginner in dancing, don’t push yourself too hard. Take it one step at a time, and make sure you get breaks in between the dance sessions. Please don’t forget to do warm-up stretches and cool-down exercises before and after each dance session. Water is essential to prevent dehydration after sports, so take your tumbler with you to your dancing classes!

For more information, please visit  AXA AFFIN 110CancerCare website . 
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