For World Cancer Day, how physical activity can lower your cancer risk

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Globally, cancer is a leading cause of death and the statistics are sobering.  Worldwide cases of cancer are predicted to reach 21.7 million by 2030.

Today on World Cancer Day – and throughout Cancer Prevention Month – one big theme is about getting individuals to play a more active role in reducing their cancer risk. Being active is an important way to do that, and that’s the theme for World Cancer Day.

You surely know that exercise is good for you, but what most Americans don’t know is that being active actually decreases your cancer risk.

Our 8th Cancer Awareness Survey, released this week, showed that only 39 percent of Americans know that inactivity relates to cancer risk. And it does.

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    Puppies and Cancer Prevention

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    We got a new puppy after Christmas. It’s the first dog for our family – and my first ever – so the last six weeks have been a steep learning curve. Like a diligent student I had done my reading and thought I knew what we were letting ourselves in for – but of course the reality has been somewhat more demanding.

    What does our new puppy have to do with Cancer Prevention Month?

    In all my reading I had not paid any attention to his exercise needs, thinking that would be delegated to my teenage daughter. But surprisingly, the favorite part of my day now is when my daughter and I walk our puppy every evening. Read more… “Puppies and Cancer Prevention”

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      Weekly Workout to Weekend Warrior, Any Amount Lowers Cancer Death Risk, Finds Study

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      Exercising even small amounts is better than doing nothing. But how often and how intense that exercise should be is a big area of study.

      Now comes a study that suggests whether you take that brisk walk a couple times a week for half an hour, every weekday or extend it into intense weekend bouts may lower the risk of premature death from cancer or any cause.

      The study was published yesterday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

      This study looked at activity habits related to dying. AICR recommendations focus on cancer prevention. And for lower risk of developing cancer, AICR research shows that 30 minutes of physical Read more… “Weekly Workout to Weekend Warrior, Any Amount Lowers Cancer Death Risk, Finds Study”

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