The month of June is National Cancer Survivor Month and AICR is recognizing and celebrating all those who have bravely faced cancer.
AICR is dedicated to helping people with cancer move through treatment and into survivorship. As a cancer survivor there are many questions to navigate through and our goal is to help you know what to focus on for healthy survivorship.
Deal with side effects using our free Living well with Cancer and Beyond: Your Cancer Resource. Reducing side effects will help you maintain and/or improve your health.
Incorporate physical activity every day, with the approval of your healthcare team, to strengthen your body and fight fatigue.
Maintain health by following AICR 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations as much as possible during treatment.
Speak with your healthcare provider to discuss what is best for your health in survivorship.
Continue physical activity to promote muscle maintenance and growth.
Follow the AICR 10 Recommendations, if able, to help prevent recurrence or a secondary cancer.
To guide you in adopting AICR’s 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations for better overall health, AICR has built a 10-week interactive program called the Healthy10 Challenge to help you stay healthy during treatment and beyond.
What is Healthy10 Challenge?
Healthy10 Challenge is a lifestyle support program designed to guide a person towards the healthy choices that make up the AICR 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations.
The Challenge is a 10-week personalized and individually paced online program.
Built upon research and backed by evidence, this program incorporates delicious recipes, tips for eating out and physical activity suggestions.
The Healthy10 Challenge Works!
Healthy10 Challenge helps prevent cancer and reduces the risk of dying after a cancer diagnosis. It works, and it is worth the commitment. The AICR Recommendations are linked to:
A reduced risk of developing cancer
Reduced risk of dying from cancer
Improved quality of life
Better physical, cognitive and social functioning
Reduced risk of metabolic syndrome
Jill, a recent challenger, stated, “I learned to be kind to myself and take it slow. I need to do the best I can each day and let go of past choices. The Healthy10 Challenge helped me to eat healthier meals, eat more frequently, incorporate more vegetables and regular walks into my weeks.”
“As an oncology dietitian, I see many people with cancer who want to make lifestyle changes.” During a cancer diagnosis, it can be difficult to balance all that is happening while trying to make improvements in daily habits. The Healthy10 Challenge is designed to:
Meet people where they are
Easy to use and not overwhelming
Complement and/support other nutrition programs or dietitian consult
Be repetitive. It does not have to end after 10 weeks. It is easy to restart the program or pick up where you left off.
Want to take on the challenge? Sign-up today at Healthy10Challenge.org.
Improve your experience by joining with a friend, co-worker, family member or a group of people for accountability and support.