There is already strong research showing that regular exercise lowers the risk of developing colon cancer. Evidence also indicates that being active can help colon cancer survivors live longer and stay healthier.Read more… “Intense, Short Exercise Bouts Found to Lower Colon Cancer Cell Growth”
Life after a major illness like cancer, may at times seem as overwhelming as the experience of navigating through the disease. Here at AICR we often hear from cancer survivors who are looking for help with what to do to boost their odds for a longer, healthier life. AICR’s Cancer Prevention Recommendations are a blueprint for overall healthy habits and one great place to start. And with the New American Plate (NAP) Challenge you can integrate diet and physical activity recommendations into your lifestyle with weekly challenges that are specific and realistic.
Yet patients, survivors and their families also care about other spheres of life, including emotional and spiritual health, that need care and attention for feelings of overall well-being. That’s why AICR is partnering with iTHRIVE Plan to offer you a unique program that can help nurture your spirit and your body in addition to physical activity and nutrition. Read more… “AICR iTHRIVE Plan: Nourish and Nurture Yourself after Cancer”
America’s sedentary lifestyle contributes to our too high rates of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and many types of cancer. Now, the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released last week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides new research on the benefits of physical activity, including lower risk of several types of cancer, weight loss, improved quality of life, and lower risk of death from any cause. AICR’s recent blog post from Dr. Anne McTiernan describes the Guidelines’ recommendations to move more and sit less, including benefits for cancer prevention and cancer survivors.
For the first time the Guidelines include recommendations for policy-makers and communities to take actions to help increase physical activity among Americans. The evidence on the benefits of physical activity for improved health are clear, but few people even come close to meeting activity recommendations. The alarming fact is that only about one in five adults and one in four high school students regularly get enough physical activity needed for good health. Read more… “Why Aren’t We More Active? New Guidelines Provide Evidence, Strategies for Effective Policies”