Physical Inactivity Effects

Staying Healthy
According to WebMD physical inactivity can boost chances of being diagnosed with certain cancers. Are you sitting on the sofa and letting life pass you by? A new study suggests that being a couch potato can increase the risk of being diagnosed with kidney and bladder cancer. Individuals that had lifetime recreational inactivity saw an increased risk of kidney cancer by 77 percent and bladder cancer risk increase of 73 percent. According to Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans for considerable health benefits engage in one of the following:
  1. 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) each week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity (such as brisk walking or tennis)
  2. 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) each week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity (such as jogging or swimming laps)
  3. An equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity
  Allen School of Health Sciences encourages a healthy lifestyle among our Medical Assistant and Nursing Assistant students, faculty and staff. The Brooklyn campus hosts, Work out Wednesdays and the Jamaica, Queens campus offers Fitness Fridays! Also, some instructors go on a brisk walk or jog with students near campus to keep students active on their lunch break. If you are a couch potato that has been considering going back to school for healthcare then contact us today at 877-591-8753 or check out our website to schedule an appointment today!

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