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.

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.

June 6, 2011 | 2 minute read

How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off (In 3 minutes)

I attended a fast-paced session at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference in Denver last week. Titled “Energy Balance: Where Nutrition Meets Exercise and Medicine,” presenters were given 3 minutes to answer a nutrition and exercise question.

James Hill began with this question: What are the relative roles of diet and physical activity in weight loss and weight maintenance?

His answer: Research shows that diet is key to weight loss and physical activity is key for weight maintenance.

Why: Eating fewer calories works best to achieve a large enough calorie deficit for weight loss, but over the long-term, most people can’t sustain such a low calorie level to keep the weight off. Once weight is lost, those who successfully keep it off do so by being more physically active.

How much physical activity? 60-90 minutes a day to keep off any significant amount of weight loss. That translates to about 10,000 – 12,000 steps daily.

What to do: To lose weight focus on what and how much you eat first. Gradually incorporate physical activity into your daily routine, so that once you’ve achieved a healthier weight, you’re exercising enough to keep it off.

Check out our New American Plate Challenge and see how 8 people made diet and exercise changes through a weekly challenge from AICR.

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