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Moderate exercise at least three days a week can make a big difference in your health and well-being. Research has shown that physical activity reduces risk of colon cancer by about 50 percent, and it plays a role in lowering risk of other cancers. Small steps count — take the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther from your destination or walk or ride your bike to work. No more excuses!
We Can! 
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Research shows that parents and caregivers are the primary influence on this age group. The We Can! national education program provides parents and caregivers with tools, fun activities, and more to help them encourage healthy eating, increased physical activity, and reduced time sitting in front of the screen (TV or computer) in their entire family.
This program is administered and managed by the:
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Article printed from Prevent Cancer Foundation: http://preventcancer.org
URL to article: http://preventcancer.org/prevention/reduce-cancer-risk/ways-to-reduce-risk/be-active/
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 Image: http://preventcancer.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/family-biking.jpg
 Get Started: #get-started
 Bring a friend: #bring-friend
 Energize yourself: #energize-yourself
 Stay motivated: #stay-motivated
 Build new skills: #build-new-skills
 Use available resources: #use-resources
 Don’t let the weather stop you: #weather
 Additional Resources: #additional-resources
 exercise chart: http://preventcancer.org/files/prevention/fitness-chart.pdf
 We Can!: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/about-wecan/index.htm
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