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The Annual AICR Research Conference is the most authoritative source for information on diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

The Continuous Update Project (CUP) is an ongoing program that analyzes global research on how diet, nutrition and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival.

A major milestone in cancer research, the Third Expert Report analyzes and synthesizes the evidence gathered in CUP reports and serves as a vital resource for anyone interested in preventing cancer.

AICR has pushed research to new heights, and has helped thousands of communities better understand the intersection of lifestyle, nutrition, and cancer.

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AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

AICR is committed to putting what we know about cancer prevention into action. To help you live healthier, we’ve taken the latest research and made 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

October 1, 2015 | 2 minute read

Ask the Trainer: Exercise Shoes

Q:  I’m a walker, but want to start doing other activities also. Do I need a different shoe for each type of activity? 

A:  Choosing the right footwear is important to ensure a safe workout.  But that doesn’t mean that you need to rush out and buy a different shoe for every new workout you try–at least not in the beginning. While you’re experimenting with different workouts, invest in a good cross training sneaker. These sneakers are a hybrid of several types of sport specific sneakers; they’re built to support you during many different workouts (e.g., walking, weight lifting, tennis, short runs).  Look for a shoe that feels comfortable, has good support, and is lightweight. You can buy cross training sneakers at any major sports retailer.  If you’re not sure what to buy, speak with a staff person who can point you in the right direction.

If you stick with a routine that has a lot of variety (i.e., you’re not doing a lot of just one type of activity), a cross training sneaker may be all you ever need.  However, if you find yourself participating in one type of activity several times a week, you may want to consider investing in a sport-specific sneaker at that point to ensure the safest, most effective workout possible.

Mary Kennedy, MS, is a Health Fitness Specialist certified by the American College of Sports Medicine.

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