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Colon, Colorectal Cancer, Survivorship, Recurrence, Diet, Exercise, Prevention, Cancer, Body Weight, BMI

Eating Right and Exercising Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence


Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death, according to a research team led by UC San Francisco investigators. This finding represents an analysis of data collected on patients participating in a national study for people with stage III colon cancer.





School, Exercise, obesity and children, Academic Performance, physical activity in children, Physical Activity In School

Being More Active in School Lessons Can Improve Performance in Tests


Children who take part in lessons which include physical activity show an increase in health-enhancing physical activity and academic performance, according to research carried out by Leeds Beckett University.



American Fitness Index, Anthem, American College of Sports Medicine, Community Health, fittest cities, fittest cities in US, Public Health

10th Annual American Fitness Index Reveals Minneapolis-St. Paul as the Newest “Fit City”


The twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul edged Washington, D.C. in the 10th annual American Fitness Index (AFI) released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc.



Children, Sickle Cell Disease, Exercise, Inflammation

Is Exercise Safe for Kids with Sickle Cell Disease?


While regular exercise is known to reduce inflammation over time, it actually increases inflammation in the short term. This is a concern for children with sickle cell disease, a condition that is marked by increased inflammation that can cause severe pain. The pain episodes in sickle cell disease are due to the abnormally shaped red blood cells that can get clogged in the blood vessels, a situation that could get exacerbated by more inflammation. But is there a level of exercise that is safe for these children? Primary Investigator Robert Liem, MD, from Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and colleagues will address this question in a five-year multicenter study recently funded by a $2.7 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).



NCCN, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, jnccn, JNCCN - Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Exercise, Cancer, Oncology, nccn guidelines, Survivorship Care, supportive care, Gundersen Health System

Despite Evidence That It Benefits Patients with Cancer, Study Finds Most Oncologists Don’t Discuss Exercise with Patients


As published in JNCCN – Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a Gundersen Health System study found that most patients look for guidance on physical activity during cancer care, but oncologists do not feel equipped to give recommendations.



Fitness, Exercise, inclusive fitness

Inclusive Fitness Coalition Launches New Partnership for Inclusive Health


Today, the Inclusive Fitness Coalition (IFC) launched a new charge focusing on building inclusive health communities that provide the 54 million people living with disability in the United States equal access and opportunities for healthy living.



Want to Be a Better Runner? Start Lifting Weights


Finding time for strength-training exercises can be difficult for runners with busy schedules. Luckily, lifting weights doesn’t have to be time consuming, and runners can follow workout routines that take less than 20 minutes to complete. And, says Chris Kolba, a physical therapist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the results are well worth the time.



Exercise, Obesity, Obesity and Adolescents, Recess

Modest Increases in Kids’ Physical Activity Could Avert Billions in Medical and Other Costs

Increasing the percentage of elementary school children in the United States who participate in 25 minutes of physical activity three times a week from 32 percent to 50 percent would avoid $21.9 billion in medical costs and lost wages over the course of their lifetimes, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.



Erin Michos, Cardiology, Heart, Blood

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health


Johns Hopkins researchers report that an analysis of survey responses and health records of more than 10,000 American adults for nearly 20 years suggests a “synergistic” link between exercise and good vitamin D levels in reducing the risk of heart attacks and stroke



food journals, Instagram, food photography, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss, Personal tracking

Food Photos Help Instagram Users with Healthy Eating

People are turning to Instagram as a place where they can log food intake and healthy eating behaviors by posting photos of everything they eat - and being held accountable by followers for sticking to their goals, a new study finds.

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