Here you can learn about American Cancer Society recommendations regarding body weight, nutrition, and physical activity. Learn how following these guidelines may help lower your risk for certain cancers. You can also find answers to common questions people have about food choices, physical activity, and dietary supplement use.
Eat Healthy and Get Active
In this section you can learn more about the benefits of good nutrition, regular physical activity, and staying at a healthy weight. We also offer guidance and tips to help you choose healthier options.
How much do lifestyle choices such as what we eat and how active we are affect our risk for cancer? Find out in this brief overview from our What Causes Cancer? section.
For most people, getting to a healthy weight and staying there can be a struggle. In this section you can find tips on making smart choices that can help you stay at a weight that's healthy for you.
Good health starts with good nutrition. Here you'll find tips and recipes to help you and your family make healthy food choices.
Being active is an important part of staying healthy, regardless of your age. It may also lower your risk for certain types of cancer. In this section we offer suggestions to help you get and stay active.
In the American Cancer Society Powerful Choices podcast series, we’ll give you the information you need to make smart choices to improve your health and help reduce your cancer risk. You can watch the videos here or download them for free via Apple iTunes.
The USDA's My Plate Supertracker has free tools to help you set goals for managing your weight, eating right, and getting enough physical activity.