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: Get 150-300 minutes of moderate intensity or 75-150 minutes of vigorous intensity activity each week (or a combination of these). Getting to or exceeding the upper limit of 300 minutes is ideal.
  • Children and teens: Get at least 1 hour of moderate or vigorous intensity activity each day.
  • Limit sedentary behavior such as sitting, lying down, watching TV, and other forms of screen-based entertainment.

For more information, order a copy of the Healthy Families Guidebook or download the English Healthy Family Guidebook here or the Spanish Healthy Family Guidebook here.