Get on your bike to ward off cancer

Being a fit middle-aged man comes with some surprising benefits, according to a study of almost 14,000 participants.

For a start, aerobically fit males are at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer than their sedentary peers.

And if they do happen to get cancer later on -  from about 65 onwards - they have improved odds of survival.

“Our data suggest that higher levels of midlife cardiorespiratory fitness