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Physical Activity

Obesity and cancer – report highlights three things the Government could do

Obesity – and the nation’s expanding waistlines – are never far from the headlines.

And when it comes to cancer, weight is important: carrying excess weight is an...

Lifestyle behind more than half a million cancers in five years

Nearly 600,000 cancers in the UK could have been avoided in the last five years if people had healthier lifestyles according to Cancer Research UK.

Study suggests exercise benefit for localised prostate cancer

Moderate physical activity appears to reduce death rates among men diagnosed with prostate cancer that hasn’t spread

10 tips to keep the children healthy this summer holiday

Summer is officially here and so too are summer holidays.

But keeping children healthy as well as entertained can be a daunting task. It’s often tempting to order...

Four in 10 pancreatic cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes

Almost 40 per cent of pancreatic cancers – one of the deadliest forms of cancer – could be avoided by maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking.

Vanity taking its toll on women's long-term health

Fashion trends and concerns about appearance could be having a detrimental effect on the health and fitness of our nation's women according to a new survey commissioned by...

Government launches physical activity plan

The government has unveiled a new strategy to encourage people to do more exercise.

Coffee and exercise 'no substitute' for proper sun protection

Cancer Research UK has played down reports of a link between caffeine, exercise and skin cancer protection, following the publication of new research in the Proceedings of...

Healthy lifestyles could prevent an estimated 80,000 cases of cancer each year

A report from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) estimates that nearly 80,000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year in the UK alone if people ate healthy diets,...

More Race for Life participants raising money online

There has been a 30% rise in the number of Race for Life participants setting up online pages, Cancer Research UK and JustGiving have revealed.