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

40 Years of Progress: Transforming Cancer. Saving Lives.

The AICR Lifestyle & Cancer Symposium addresses the most current and consequential issues regarding diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

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

Cancer Update Program – unifying research on nutrition, physical activity 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.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join our team and help us advance research, improve cancer education and provide lifesaving resources.

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

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

More News & Updates