Get your walk on

Photo courtesy of: NCI Higher Daily Step Count Linked with Lower All-cause Mortality In a new study, higher daily step counts were associated with lower mortality risk from all causes. The research team, which included investigators from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute on

Fatigue and Cancer treatment

People often describe cancer-related fatigue as feeling extremely tired, weak, heavy, run down, and having no energy. Resting does not always help with cancer-related fatigue. Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most difficult side effects for many people to cope with. Ways to Manage Fatigue You may be

Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Risk

There's a well-established link between physical activity and breast cancer prevention. Women who get regular physical activity, especially if that activity is of moderate to vigorous intensity, have a 10 to 30 percent lower risk of breast cancer than do inactive women. This is especially true among postmenopausal women, indicating that's never too late to

Move Down Your Breast Cancer Risk

Walking or cycling about four hours a week may help postmenopausal women lower their risk of breast cancer, according to a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. What's more, researchers say there's no need to break a sweat or get your heart pounding, a leisurely stroll will do the trick. The flip side: The

Active Substitutions

Don't think you have time to add physical activity to your day?  Consider simple substitutions.  Think about how much time you spend sitting, verses being active. Are there ways to replace sitting with moving?  For instance: Use the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk or bike to your destination. Be active at lunch with your

What Should You Do To Protect Yourself From Getting Breast Cancer?

1. Think Preventively. You can do a lot to decrease lifestyle risks, says Therese Bevers, MD, medical director of ther Cancer Prevention Center at MD, . Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. "Limit alcohol, exercise regularly, and eat a largely plant-based diet." 2. Know your risk factors. Although only one-third of women with breast cancer have

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