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Move more and sit less for cancer prevention and survival: new HHS guidelines

Recommendations include being active for at least 150 minutes, or two hours and 30 minutes, per week

Nov. 13, 2018 | By Dr. Anne McTiernan

An overview of the latest physical activity guidelines released Nov. 12 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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How to reduce the odds of getting cancer

‘There are steps you can take that will absolutely cut your risk,’ says Fred Hutch’s Dr. Anne McTiernan, who contributed to a new report on diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer

May 25, 2018 | By Dr. Anne McTiernan

Fred Hutch's Dr. Anne McTiernan comments on a new cancer prevention report, which she helped compile, that highlights how you can reduce your risk for many cancers.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

June 30, 2016

Dr. Anne McTernan named to HHS Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee; Dr. Harlan Robins mentoring two projects funded by Stand Up To Cancer

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Understanding physical activity in the elderly

New Hutchinson Center research will enlist 8,000 women over 80 to determine activity levels needed to maintain heart health and prevent injury from falls

June 11, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Eight thousand women over age 80 across the U.S. are being enlisted to help the Hutchinson Center’s Public Health Sciences researchers determine how much, how vigorous and what types of physical activity are necessary to maintain cardiovascular health and prevent injury from falls in later life.

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Community-based strength training classes safe, effective for cancer survivors

Karen Syrjala and colleagues find mind, body benefits for former patients who participated in YMCA Exercise and Thrive program

Jan. 17, 2012 | By Christi Ball Loso

A Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study of community-based exercise for cancer survivors that focused on strength training found such activity is both safe and effective in terms of physical and psychosocial benefit. The findings are published online in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

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Diet plus exercise = more weight loss than either method alone

Randomized trial of postmenopausal women found those who combined a low-fat, low-calorie diet with regular aerobic exercise shed nearly 11 percent of their starting weight

April 18, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

Everyone knows that eating a low-fat, low-calorie diet and getting regular exercise helps shed pounds, but a new study led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers has found that when it comes to losing weight and body fat, diet and exercise are most effective when done together as compared to either strategy alone.

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