Ten years ago, the first edition of Alberta’s Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer was held in the foothills south of Calgary. This weekend, I will be doing The Ride for the tenth time. Since it started, The Ride has raised over $66 million for cancer research, cancer prevention and enhanced cancer care. A decade of riding and fundraising compels me to ask myself, “What has it accomplished? What has changed?” Well, the answer to those questions is that The Ride, and the proceeds raised by it and other events like it, have facilitated unprecedented progress and had a massive impact on the lives of those facing cancer. Read more… ““The Ride We Are Passionate About””
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”
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.
Read more… “Body Fatness, Weight Gain, and the Risk of Cancer”