Moving and Eating Better: Going Beyond the Blueprint at #AICR19

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“Build it and they will come.” This is what God said to Noah when he was skeptical about embarking on the ark. But, is it always true? How many patient programs are conceived, conducted and then abandoned because they do not draw a critical mass of patients? Hundreds of diet and exercise interventions have proven effective in clinical trials, but how many now sit on the shelf because they are too difficult or too expensive to implement? The answer is hundreds.

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AICR Recommendations Improve Health and Reduce Risk of Recurrence Among Colorectal Cancer Survivors

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In a new cross-sectional study that tracked the lifestyles and quality of life of nearly 1,100 people over 10 years, researchers found that colorectal cancer survivors who closely followed the AICR/WCRF Recommendations, especially those pertaining to physical activity, were more likely to have a better quality of life compared to those who did not follow the Recommendations.

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Building an Active Community

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This spring, prioritize the types of physical activity that allow you to be in community with others. Getting regular moderate physical activity (at least 150 minutes weekly) and avoiding being sedentary is one of AICR’s cancer prevention recommendations. Here are some easy ways to do just that:     

Walking
Going on a walk is a great way to begin getting active. Catch up with a friend in your neighborhood, explore a new city on a group walking tour while traveling or grab a colleague for a brisk walk to clear your mind after a stressful day at work. Set a goal to walk at least 30 minutes per day at moderate intensity—meaning your heart rate is elevated but you can still carry on a conversation.

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