Riding Your Way to Fitness
We know that maintaining a healthy weight and eating a balanced diet helps reduce our cancer risk, but New England’s winter weather encourages hibernation despite our best intentions. One way to ramp up your exercise program – and support the American Cancer Society – is to participate in Bicycles Battling Cancer.
Set for Sunday, June 9, Bicycles Battling Cancer starts and ends at the Hillside School in Marlborough, MA and offers cyclists of all abilities three ride options - Century (100 miles), Metric Century (70 miles) and Lite (30 miles). Registration fee varies depending on date of registration. To learn more visit bicyclesbattlingcancer.org.
One-third of cancer deaths in the US each year can be attributed to poor diet and physical inactivity. If you want more ideas on how to help with your goal to stay well and adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors, visit cancer.org where you will find resources to help you get healthy, including calculators to help you determine your ideal body weight, how many calories you need to eat each day, and what your target heart rate should be during exercise. You can also find articles and videos focused on staying well and sign up for our Healthy Living newsletter. Or, call your American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345, any time day or night.