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April 21, 2009 • Cancer Prevention, Fitness, Healthy Living

Important News for Cancer Prevention

A disheartening finding in the August issue of Patient Education and Counseling served as a provocative reminder to me to remind you of the power we hold as individuals to slash our cancer risk simply by moving more.  Despite the fact that regular exercise has been shown to lower colon cancer risk by 30 – 40 percent, only 15 percent of 1,932 adults surveyed about colon cancer risk said they used exercise for this purpose.  Please remember (and tell everyone you love and care about) that engaging in regular physical activity is 3rd only to not smoking and maintaining a healthy body weight as the most powerful thing you can do to reduce your cancer risk.  Strive for a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity most days of the week to just say whoa to cancer! For more on cancer prevention please visit www.preventcancer.org and click here to listen to my best advice on both cancer and heart disease prevention.