American Cancer Society Recommendations for Exercise and Nutrition for Reducing Cancer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends a healthy diet and regular physical activity as ways to reduce the risk of developing certain cancers. The ACS guidelines for diet and physical activity for cancer prevention include the following:  Maintaining a healthy weight: The ACS recommends achieving and maintaining a healthy weight through a combination of healthy eating and regular physical activity. Being overweight or obese can increase the risk of developing several types of cancer, including breast, colon, and endometrial cancer.  Eating a healthy diet: The ACS recommends a diet that is high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein, and low in processed meats, red meats, and added sugars. They also recommend limiting the intake of alcohol, as it is linked to an increased risk of several types of cancer.  Being physically active: The ACS recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week, or a combination of both. They also recommend incorporating muscle-strengthening activities, such as resistance training, at least two days per week.  Avoiding tobacco use: The ACS recommends avoiding the use of all tobacco products, including cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and e-cigarettes. They also recommend avoiding exposure to secondhand smoke.  Getting sufficient sleep: The ACS recommends getting 7 or more hours of sleep per night, as lack of sleep can be associated with an increased risk of developing cancer.  Protecting skin from the sun: The ACS recommends protecting the skin from the sun by seeking shade, wearing protective .clothing, and using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15

It is important to note that these guidelines are intended as a general guide and that different people may have different needs and considerations based on their personal medical history and other factors.

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