Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Exercise not only prevents disease it also reduces stress. Making time to get outside or just simply “get moving” makes us stronger, healthier versions of ourselves. But did you know being active also reduces your risk of cancer and helps foster a healthy survivorship for people living with cancer?

The American Cancer Society recommends the following guidelines for a physically active lifestyle:

  • Adults: Engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity each week, or an equivalent combination preferably spread throughout the week.
  • Children and adolescents: Engage in at least one hour of moderate or vigorous-intensity activity each day, with vigorous-intensity activity on at least three days a week.
  • Limit sedentary behavior such as sitting, lying down, watching TV, and other forms of screen-based entertainment.
  • Physical activity above usual activities, at every activity level, can have many health benefits.

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