No matter how you like to get your heart rate up and work up a sweat, exercising for at least 30 minutes every day can help lower your chances for many common cancers. If you're looking for ways to get your 1/2 hour in, check out how some of our busy employees stay active.
"I like to exercise with a triathlon coach to prepare for my long distance races. It helped me prepare to swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run 13.1 miles for IRONMAN Texas 70.3 and IRONMAN Florida 70.3. Now I'm training for my second IRONMAN Texas 140.6, which includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike course and a 26.2-mile run. Having a coach helps provide me with the discipline I need to improve my swimming, cycling and running. I get better results and my workouts are challenging."
-- Corinna Perez, fitness center liaison
Moderate cardio and fitness classes
"I recently had a baby, so I've been focused on moderate cardiovascular exercise, like working out on an elliptical machine, walking, moderate jogging and core strengthening exercises. I also enjoy exercise classes that are fun and upbeat, like Zumba, night club cardio and step aerobics."
-- Kimberly Tripp, director, Acute Care Services Administration
Lunch break walks
"With three children and their after school activities, I'm usually too busy to exercise after work. So, I try to walk for 45 minutes over my lunch hour every day. A coworker and I typically walk 15 laps a day on the third floor of our building. We help hold each other accountable for making it a priority to walk each day. We usually walk three miles a day and 15 miles a week." -- Amy Sabrsula, network services representative, Physicians Network
Indulging in all kinds of exercise
"I'm a bit of an exercise junkie. I enjoy running, cycling, surfing and weight training. I recently started kite boarding and love it!"
-- Joseph Steele, M.D., professor, Interventional Radiology
This story originally appeared in Messenger, MD Anderson's bimonthly employee publication.