When you include the American Institute for Cancer Research in your estate plans, you make a major difference in the fight against cancer.

Corporate Champions who partner with the American Institute for Cancer Research stand at the forefront of the fight against 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.

Whether you are a healthcare provider, a researcher, or just someone who wants to learn more about cancer prevention, we’re here to help.

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

Read real-life accounts of how AICR is changing lives through cancer prevention and survivorship.

We bring a detailed policy framework to our advocacy efforts, and provide lawmakers with the scientific evidence they need to achieve our objectives.

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.

August 6, 2015 | 1 minute read

How Many of These Calorie-Burning Water Activities Can You Check Off?

If your summer getaway is anywhere near a body of water, fitting in fitness can be convenient and help you stay cool. Whether you’re retreating to a lake, heading to the beach or simply hanging by the pool, take advantage of your surroundings – swap your typical activities for something new. Mixing-up your routine is a great way to stay motivated and excited about exercise.

To help inspire you, we put together some suggestions for water activites. Rediscover an old favorite or challenge yourself to learn something brand new. You might be surprised that you can get such a good workout while having so much fun. As a frame of reference, in 30 minutes – for someone who weighs 150 pounds – a moderate walk burns about 120 calories, bicycling about 230 calories, and jogging can burn nearly 240 calories.

We recommend at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity because it can lower your risk for cancer. Regular physical activity is also important for good health – helping you gain strength, improve your immune system, reduce anxiety and sleep better.

Use this graphic like a checklist and see how many you can try by the time fall rolls around.

Water Activity Checklist

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