Our Conversations Webinar Series is an opportunity to link national experts in colorectal cancer and other related fields to you, right in the comfort of your own home. The programs are designed to empower you to play a leading role in you healthcare management. It's never too early to start making small changes in your daily life that can add up in big ways, so on April 15 we hosted our Conversations Webinar “Don’t be a Couch Potato: Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior & Your Colon,” which explored the relationship between the level of physical activity and your colon. This topic also addressed how exercise is linked to prevention and recurrence, as well as the effects of sedentary behavior.
Did you miss the webinar? No problem! Check out these top 5 takeaways and watch the replay.
- Sedentary behavior is highly prevalent in the United States
- Prolonged periods of sitting are associated with increased risk for cancer, including colorectal cancer, and all-cause mortality
- Sedentary behavior is distinctly different from physical “inactivity”
- Reducing amount of time spent “sitting” is essential for optimal health and disease prevention
- One strategy is to reduce long periods of sitting with regular intermittent “bouts” of activity
Be sure to download the slides on our website. Don’t forget, the Colon Cancer Alliance serves as a source of information about colon health. If you have additional questions about colon cancer screening or are in need of support, please contact our free Helpline at (877) 422-2030. We’re here to help.