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Recommendations for Physical Activity

Help your body and mind get stronger by including physical activity into your daily routines.

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Being physically active is important to help you get stronger and happier. Take a look at this section to learn more about the benefits of physical activity and current recommendations.

The following recommendations are supported by the American Cancer Society and Children’s Oncology Group:

Recommendations

Adults
  • Engage in regular physical activity. 
  • Avoid inactivity and return to normal daily activities as soon as possible following diagnosis. 
  • Aim to exercise at a moderate level (brisk walk, housework, yoga) at least 150 minutes per week or 75 minutes of vigorous activity (cycling or aerobics). 
  • Include strength training exercises at least 2 days per week.
Children
  • Engage in regular physical activity. 
  • Avoid inactivity and return to normal daily activities as soon as possible following diagnosis. 
  • Aim for 60 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous activity (running, jumping, swimming, dance).
  • Include vigorous activity three times a week
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