National Cancer Control Month

As relayed in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures 2012 report, an estimate 1.64 million Americans were diagnosed with cancer, in 2012, along with over 577,000 cancer-related deaths. While cancer treatments have become more and more effective with defeating, minimizing and slowing the growth of cancer – thus increasing life expectancy and lowering the mortality rate of cancer patients – prevention and early detection remain the most important factors. It is this point that National Cancer Control Month seeks to raise awareness for.

Fitness for the Reduction of Cancer Risk

Maintaining a healthy body should be a priority for everyone. Changes in your fitness schedule can be a very gradual process, your diet can change over time but the benefits will begin to show themselves immediately. At over 35% (source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), America has by far the highest rate of obesity in the world. We need to take a cold, hard look at the effects of this epidemic and begin to overturn the systemic mentality of over-eating, malnutrition, and malaise. Aside from making you feel good, increasing your available energy, and amplifying your life expectancy, a healthy weight and active lifestyle have even been found to lower your risk of various types of cancer.


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