It’s Never Too Late to Start Physical Activity

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While that’s true, it doesn’t mean that getting started is easy, especially if you are an older adult. Knowing how to choose exercises and which are safe–especially if you’re dealing with multiple health conditions–can be confusing. Finances can be another concern.

The good news is there are resources to help match your preferences to appropriate activities. Whether you feel comfortable exercising in your own home or you would prefer to be out in the community, the tools described below can help you get started toward achieving AICR’s recommendation to do at least 150 minutes of moderate, or 75 minutes of vigorous, physical activity a week. Read more… “It’s Never Too Late to Start Physical Activity”

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    Summer Drinks with Less Sugar

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    AICR’s latest report on cancer prevention features a new recommendation on choosing healthy, cancer-preventive beverages. Specifically, it calls for limiting sugar-sweetened drinks.

    There is no strong evidence that directly links sugar to increased cancer risk, yet there is an indirect link.

    The new guidance highlights the convincing evidence that sugar-sweetened beverages cause weight gain, overweight and obesity, which is linked to 12 cancers. These drinks provide a lot of calories, but they don’t make you feel as full as food, like a sandwich or banana would. That makes it easier to overdo on calories – especially on drinks that provide few or no nutrients.

    The good news is that you can feel just as refreshed with beverages that don’t load up on sweetness. Try some of these hydrating drinks or mix and match your own with our guide below!

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      Body Fatness, Weight Gain, and the Risk of Cancer

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      During their lifetime, one in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer. And second only to avoiding tobacco, current evidence says that maintaining a healthy body weight throughout life may be the most powerful thing you can do to reduce cancer risk. Research links excess body fat with greater risk of at least 12 different cancers. That includes some of the most common cancers, such as postmenopausal breast cancer and colorectal cancer, as well as advanced prostate cancer.
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