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.

May 1, 2019 | 2 minute read

How Gardening Can Help Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

With the weather warming and the days becoming longer, we begin breaking out of our homes and shaking off the last dregs of winter. Americans enjoy a renewed interest in outdoor activities with the warmer weather—and while there’s no shortage of outdoor activities, gardening is one that can help boost physical activity levels as well as the number of veggies on your plate.

Gardening is a wonderful activity because it’s scaleable—if you have a small space, like an apartment, you can use window boxes to grow smaller plants like herbs, or find a community garden that has a plot that you can use. If your space is larger, you can grow vegetables like peppers and eggplants, and you might even want to try fruits like strawberries.

gardening reduces risk, How Gardening Can Help Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Regardless of your garden plot size, there are multiple reasons to start your own outdoor garden this Spring.

  • It’s a great way to move more.
  • Gardening can complement other ways of moving; it’s one great way for people to be active without venturing too far from home.
  • It’s fulfilling to see your plants sprout, grow and then to enjoy even a modest harvest.
  • Gardening can be a great way to teach children about the fun and responsibility involved in growing produce.
  • Fresh-picked produce is often at peak flavor and nutrient levels.

For more information on gardening, check out your local Cooperative Extension Office or Community Gardening.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More From the Blog

Close