Maintain Physical Activity and Healthy Weight for Lower Cancer Risk

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Do you know what is the most important thing you can do to reduce your risk of cancer (besides not smoking)?

Maintain a healthy weight.

It is true. The authors of the Third Expert Report: Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Cancer: A Global Perspective, describe the evidence linking body fatness to cancer as “overwhelming”, noting there is strong evidence to suggest that excess body fat is a cause of 12 cancers.
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    Got the Drunchies? How Heavy Drinking Influences Eating Behaviors

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    That insane craving you have for pizza, tacos, and cheeseburgers that comes after a night of drinking alcohol has a name – the “drunchies,” or drunk munchies – and it brings with it a not-so-surprising bonus: weight gain. Over time, that weight gain can lead to obesity and diabetes – two contributors to cancer risk. Findings from a new study suggest that drinking alcohol influences college students’ eating behaviors – and not in a good way.
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      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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