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This Fitness Toolkit supports the information and guidance you receive in the Fitness Module of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program. By showing you the evidence for the connection between fitness and health, and providing some tools you need to develop a regular fitness routine, the resources on this page will help you stay engaged with this essential part of your Anticancer lifestyle.
From CNN report on this study: When you can’t fit your entire workout into a busy day, do you think there’s no point in doing anything at all? You should rethink that mindset.
See here for some scientific studies on the health benefits of yoga.
Excerpted from the Washington Post, January 29, 2023: For longevity, muscle strength may be as important as aerobic exercise While aerobic exercise has long taken the lead in physical activity guidelines, researchers are finding that biceps curls and bench presses might be equally important for heal…
The Journal Lancet Planetary Health published a study funded the first-ever, randomized controlled trial of community gardening by the American Cancer Society.
A new study at Tel Aviv University found that aerobic exercise can reduce the risk of metastatic cancer by 72%. According to the researchers, intensity aerobic exercise increases the glucose (sugar) consumption of internal organs, thereby reducing the availability of energy to the tumor.
Excess weight in childhood appears to boost the risk of obesity-related cancers for men later in life, even if they shed the extra pounds by adulthood, a researcher reported here.
Even short bouts of physical activity in an otherwise sedentary lifestyle were associated with a significantly lower risk for dying, researchers reported.
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In a new study, which looks at activity tracker data from 78,500 people, walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.
A study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that people who exercised lightly (even just by moving around) throughout the day–versus for 30 minutes at one time–had greater cardiovascular fitness.
Aerobic exercise slows pancreatic cancer growth in animal models and prolongs survival in both animals and patients with pancreatic cancer, say researchers.
Do you sit or stand in the same position for long periods of time due to work or leisure-time activities? You’re not alone.
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