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Did you know you benefit from even small amounts of moderate activity throughout the day? Regular physical activity is easier to fit in than you realize and can lower your lifetime risk for cancer – and heart disease and diabetes, too.
The American Cancer Society (ACS)’s physical activity for cancer prevention recommendations for adults and children are based on the latest scientific information to help reduce the risk of developing cancer.
Adults: Get 150 to 300 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous intensity activity each week (or a combination of these). Getting even more activity is ideal.
Children and teens: Get at least 1 hour of moderate or vigorous intensity activity each day.
Being more physically active than usual, no matter what your level of activity, can have many health benefits. It’s also important to limit the time you spend sitting or lying down, such as time spent on your phone or computer, or watching TV.
No matter what kind of activity you choose, the important thing is to get moving. Try to look for opportunities to be active throughout your day.
Remember, safety first. If you haven't been very active, check with your doctor first to make sure you're up to it. It’s important to enjoy what you’re doing so you won’t get bored or think of physical activity as a chore. To help you choose the activity that’s right for you, ask yourself these questions:
Being more physically active than usual, no matter what your level of activity, can have many health benefits. No matter what kind of activity you choose, the important thing is to get moving. Try to look for opportunities to be more active throughout your day. You can do as little as a few minutes at a time. Just do them several times a day. Here are some suggestions:
By following a few practical guidelines, you can ensure that your physical activity is fun and safe.
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Last Revised: October 18, 2021