Exercise Can Improve Breast Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life

Research has shown that exercise is not only safe and possible during and after breast cancer treatment, but that it also can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.

How Your Diet May Affect Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Have you ever said “no thanks” to a tempting dessert or eaten only salad for lunch because you were trying to cut back? If so, you’re among many women who try every day to protect their health by eating right.

Cut Down on Sugar This Halloween

For the past 30 years, Americans have been sweetening their diets with more and more sugar, which can lead to extra weight and even obesity, which increases the risks for serious health problems including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

New ACS Cookbook Offers Tasty, Good-For-You Recipes

With 120 all-new recipes including Mini Twice-Baked Potatoes, Chicken Paillard with Arugula and Fennel, and Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad, The New Healthy Eating Cookbook, Fourth Edition can help home cooks and their families eat better without sacrificing flavor or taste.

Five Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

While you can’t change some breast cancer risk factors—family history and aging, for example—there are some risk factors that you can control.

CDC: Adults Aged 50 and Older Need More Physical Activity

More than 1 in 4 Americans ages 50 and older get no physical activity beyond their normal daily routine, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Can Coffee Lower Cancer Risk?

Most Americans drink at least 1 cup of coffee a day, and many feel like they can’t face the morning without it. So wouldn’t it be great if our beloved beverage helped protect us from cancer?

World Health Organization Links 8 More Cancer Types to Excess Weight

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization, has added 8 types of cancer to those it had previously linked to being overweight or obese.

How Healthy Is Your Salad?

Salad is a healthy choice for lunch or dinner, isn’t it? That depends on what’s in it, or perhaps more importantly, what’s on it.

Study: An Hour of Physical Activity a Day Needed to Offset Dangers of Prolonged Sitting

Researchers from Norway and Australia have found that it takes an hour or more of moderate intensity physical activity every day to eliminate the increased risk of death associated with prolonged sitting time.

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Making the switch from fast food and prepared meals to a healthier diet doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. By following a few simple tips to help you plan and shop, you can actually save money while eating better.

Plan an Active Vacation

Getting away from it all on a summer vacation doesn’t have to mean getting away from living an active lifestyle.

Family Reunions the Healthy Living Way

Whether it’s your first family reunion or your 50th, getting the whole family together is likely to involve food, activities, and lots and lots of family stories.

7 Steps for Safe Summer Workouts

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But when the temperature rises, so does the risk for heat-related illnesses, including cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke.

Keep Foods Safe at Summer Picnics

Warmer temperatures help bacteria grow, so it’s more important than ever to practice food safety during the hot summer months.

Cancer Survivors: 6 Tips for Staying Healthy

Now that you’re cancer-free, be sure you’re doing everything you can to safeguard your good health.

FDA Revamps Rules for Nutrition Labels on Food

The Food and Drug Administration has finalized its new food labels that will help Americans make more informed food decisions.

How to Read Food Labels

The FDA requires that food companies provide certain information in Nutrition Facts labels – those labels printed on food packages. We explain what they mean.

How to Have a Happy, Healthy Summer

Summertime means longer days, sunshine, picnics, barbecues, and kids out of school. Here’s how to make the most of your summer and stay healthy, too.

Report Links Alcohol, Processed Meats, and Excess Weight to Stomach Cancer

A report from the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund links an increased risk for stomach cancer with drinking alcohol, eating processed meats, and being overweight.

Don’t Just Sit There!

Evidence is growing that sitting time, no matter how much exercise you get when you aren’t sitting, increases the likelihood of developing cancer, especially for women.

Can Chocolate Be Good For You?

It’s been reported in the media for years that eating chocolate is heart-healthy, helps prevent cancer, and is a pick-me-up when you’re feeling down. But is that really true?

Squeeze in Exercise at Home

Commuting to and from the gym takes time, and membership can be expensive. If a health club isn’t in your budget and time is short, try these tips for exercising at home.

New Dietary Guidelines Call for Less Sugar, Less Meat

The federal government has just issued new dietary guidlines which include a call to drastically cut back on added sugar and evidence that teen boys and men eat too much meat.

New Year, New Exercise

It’s a new year, and maybe you’ve resolved to start an exercise program. If so, make sure you start off on the right foot with these helpful tips.

Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Some of the most common New Year's resolutions – to lose weight, exercise more, and quit smoking – are healthy habits that can help you lower your cancer risk and benefit you for the rest of your life.

3 Quick Tips for Dining Out

You may find yourself eating out more often than usual this time of year. That can make it tough for even the most disciplined among us to eat only – or mostly – healthy foods.

What to Bring to a Potluck

With all the parties and festivities this time of year, there is bound to be at least one potluck, where you are expected to come bearing a dish to share.

Six Plan-ahead Tips to Party Smarter

Sticking to your healthy eating goals can be a lot harder this time of year. But with a little planning, you can enjoy every minute of this season’s parties without going overboard on fat, calories, or sweets.

World Health Organization Says Processed Meat Causes Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified processed meat as a carcinogen, something that causes cancer.

US Surgeon General Issues Call to Action to Promote Walking

The US Surgeon General today issued a call to action to encourage people to make walking a priority in their lives and to motivate community leaders to make living and working spaces more walkable.

Yo-Yo Dieting Not Linked to Cancer

Researchers at the American Cancer Society have found that weight cycling, also known as yo-yo dieting, is not likely to increase the risk of getting cancer.

Stock a Healthy Kitchen

Our busy, modern, 21st century lives can make it hard to find the time to make quick, healthy, and delicious meals. But with a little planning, you can keep easy-to-prepare ingredients on hand that will help you make smart eating choices even when time is short.

Sitting Too Much Increases Cancer Risk in Women

Researchers from the American Cancer Society have found that women who spend 6 hours or more of free time sitting per day have a 10% greater risk of getting cancer than women who spend less than 3 hours of free time sitting per day.

Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer in Black Men

A study by researchers in Seattle and their colleagues has found that obesity is linked to a significantly increased risk of prostate cancer in black men.

Study Shows Walking an Hour a Day Achieves Greatest Longevity Benefit

Researchers from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and others have found that getting 3 to 5 times the amount of recommended leisure-time physical activity results in the greatest benefit in terms of a longer life.

ACS Report: More Work Needed to Reduce Cancer Risk in the U.S.

A new report from the American Cancer Society says much of the suffering and death from cancer could be prevented by a more coordinated effort to change individual health behaviors.

Couples More Likely to Make Healthy Changes Together

A new study suggests what you may have known in your heart all along: It’s easier to make healthy changes such as quitting smoking, getting more exercise, and losing weight if your significant other changes too.

Foundation Urges Responsible Food Marketing to Kids

A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recommends new, stricter guidelines for the way companies advertise fast food, sugary cereals, sugar-sweetened beverages, and other unhealthy food to children and teens. Read more here.

6 Steps to Help Lower Your Cancer Risk

Cancer is often unpredictable, but there are things everyone can do to help reduce their cancer risk or improve their chances of beating the disease if they do get it.

Study: Following American Cancer Society Guidelines Works

A study of nearly a half-million people has found that sticking to the American Cancer Society’s healthy behavior guidelines is linked with a lower risk of getting cancer, dying from cancer, and dying overall.

Cheers for a Healthier Year

Here’s to you! Resolve to have a healthier 2015 and possibly even a longer life by making health-related New Year’s resolutions and sticking to them.

Healthy Baking Is as Easy as Pie

The holidays can be a tough time to stick to healthy eating goals. But if your traditions involve baking, a few simple ingredient changes can help you cut some of the sugar, fat, and calories – without sacrificing the taste. This year, make some new baking traditions by adapting your family recipes with these tips.

Healthy Giving

When choosing gifts for family and friends this holiday, consider items that support their healthy fitness and eating goals.

Weight Linked to Nearly 500,000 Cancers Worldwide

An international team of researchers estimates that 481,000 new cancer cases each year (3.6%) are likely caused by overweight or obesity, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher.

Get Moving to Help Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Engaging in regular exercise is good for you for many reasons, and one of them is to lower your risk of getting breast cancer.

How Your Weight Affects Your Risk of Breast Cancer

For women, being overweight or obese after menopause increases the risk of breast cancer .

For Breast Cancer Survivors, Life is Better With Yoga

For women with breast cancer, research shows those who practice yoga have less stress and fatigue, and better quality of life.

American Cancer Society Cookbook Features Latin Flavor

Add some pizzazz to your cooking with the recipes in Maya’s Secrets, available in English and Spanish (Los Secretos de Maya) from the American Cancer Society.

CDC: Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Death From Top 5 Causes

Lifestyle changes like avoiding tobacco, increasing physical activity, and eating healthier could significantly reduce deaths in the United States, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

FDA Proposes Improvements to Nutrition Labels on Food

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing changes to the Nutrition Facts labels that are stamped on most packaged foods.

Start a Healthy Holiday Tradition: Cooking with Kids

Holiday time is an opportunity to bring kids into the kitchen and introduce a conversation about cooking, eating, and healthy food choices.

Everyday Ways to Boost Your Health After Breast Cancer

Many breast cancer survivors want to know what they can do to help improve their health after facing the disease. The good news is, there are a host of everyday habits that can help you stay healthier, feel better, and even reduce your risk for having cancer again in the future.

Study Links Walking to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers from the American Cancer Society have found that walking at least 7 hours per week is associated with a 14% lower risk of developing breast cancer after menopause. This finding is consistent with many other studies that show regular exercise can help women lower their risk of breast cancer.

Living with Prostate Cancer

If you’re living with prostate cancer, you may be able to live longer and healthier by making some changes to your eating and exercise routine.

Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

People who most closely follow healthy eating guidelines may have a lower risk of pancreatic cancer , according to a new study. Read about it here.

Share Healthy Habits at Your Next Family Reunion

If you’re planning or attending a family reunion this summer, make healthy living a part of the activities for young and old alike.

A Backyard Chef's Guide to Healthier Grilling

Getting your family and friends together for a barbeque is one of the perks of the season, but backyard chefs should beware: some research suggests that cooking meats at very high temperatures creates chemicals (heterocyclic amines, or HAs) that might increase cancer risk.

Eat Right and Stay Active While Traveling

December brings travel plans for many of us – whether we’re visiting family this season or vacationing. But you don’t have to take a vacation from eating right and exercising.

Exercise Can Help Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life

A lifestyle that includes physical activity can be beneficial for just about everyone, no matter their age, and as experts now know, even if they have cancer.

Guidelines Address Diet, Exercise, and Weight Control for Cancer Survivors

New guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommend that people living with cancer maintain a healthy weight, get enough exercise, and eat a healthy diet.

Healthier School Meals on the Menu

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has updated its nutrition guidelines for school lunches and breakfasts.

New Guidelines: Eat Right and Stay Active to Help Lower Cancer Risk

The American Cancer Society has updated its guidelines for nutrition and physical activity to help you reduce your risk of cancer.