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Join us Walking, Swimming, Cycling, Weights, Paddling, Jogging and get SURVIVAL BOOST

This post started out as walking, but we are an open minded bunch and now we have 4 exercise types listed in the title. Just move if you can.

We also have the unique 100,000km 30 year clinical trial being run here. will anyone make this target, dare is say even earlier than 30 years. It would be just so amazing. Obviously we will all have to live that long to get an invite to the party.

In Sydney Australia, sylvania to sutherland. Bottle and all.
This is the walking post. I am walking to the naturopath right now.
I feel fine, with energy just bad diarrhea. Its good having a bag, I don't have to find a tree anymore. haha

If you have some energy and are well come for a walk with me today. A walk around the world if you will for 10 minutes to 5 hours whatever you can manage. going to do this everyday.

I used to hear " an apple a day keeps the doctor away "

Now I say to myself " a walk a day keeps the monster away"

search on exercise colorectal and recurrance, for details.

come on couch potatoes up and addem and move.

love to all,

Pete

ps I am out the door right now.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/prevention/physicalactivity
1. What is the relationship between physical activity and colon cancer risk?
Colorectal cancer has been one of the most extensively studied cancers in relation to physical activity, with more than 50 studies examining this association. Many studies in the United States and around the world have consistently found that adults who increase their physical activity, either in intensity, duration, or frequency, can reduce their risk of developing colon cancer by 30 to 40 percent relative to those who are sedentary regardless of body mass index (BMI), with the greatest risk reduction seen among those who are most active (3–7). The magnitude of the protective effect appears greatest with high-intensity activity, although the optimal levels and duration of exercise are still difficult to determine due to differences between studies, making comparisons difficult. It is estimated that 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day is needed to protect against colon cancer (6, 7). It is not yet clear at this time whether physical activity has a protective effect for rectal cancer, adenomas, or polyp recurrence (3).
Physical activity most likely influences the development of colon cancer in multiple ways. Physical activity may protect against colon cancer and tumor development through its role in energy balance, hormone metabolism, insulin regulation, and by decreasing the time the colon is exposed to potential carcinogens. Physical activity has also been found to alter a number of inflammatory and immune factors, some of which may influence colon cancer risk.

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Cant match Sylvania to Sutherland - but can do Como to South Perth.

Hoping a good walk post disconnect will help ward off the nausea & fatigue.

taraHK
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Love this idea! I can't walk (any great distance) right now - due to "Xeloda feet". I have taken up rowing (machine) instead -- enjoying it! So how about I row alongside you (in that imaginary river), partner?!?!

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Thanks for the invitation! It is great to have company as I head out the door here in Colorado. The sun is shining, the temps are going to be in the mid 70's, the squirrels and birds are busy - it is a great day!
Hugs to you
Shanna

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I will be walking today :)

Gail

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just behind you!, let's go to see how many joint us !
May be this finishes like Forrest Gump, walking around the World all together!

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thanks everyone for joining in. I am glad I am not doing this alone.

I don't plan to miss a morning, failure is a distinct possibility but it want occur through lack of effort. I am NED not dead and plan to stay this way.

If you have any doubts about walking then see your doctor. You need to have energy and vitality in your soul to tackle hills, but dam they make a difference, and big hills, not pissy little mole hills. I felt great after about 2 x 1 hour walks but crashed big time in the arvo. first time I ever needed wife to drive me in to get chemo bottle off. I am on the scales at 113kg, started at 100kg in october.

Its 6.22am , its dark and I am crying, you all know why. good morning john.
But our lives and our challenges go on, this planet does not spinning for anyone of us.

If you believe the science and the advice an hours walk a day keeps the monster at bay.
I have asked my favourite researcher for a second opinion about this as well.

join me,

love to all,

pete

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The science seems to show great benefit for post-op Stage 1-3 breast & colorectal cancer patients (links lead to full articles):

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/prevention/physicalactivity#r12

Two additional studies have suggested a protective association of physical activity after colon cancer diagnosis and survival. Researchers examined the relationship between levels of physical activity both before and after a diagnosis of colon cancer in two different observational studies. Whereas levels of pre-diagnosis physical activity were not related to survival, participants with higher levels of physical activity post-diagnosis were less likely to have a cancer recurrence and had increased survival (12). Although these studies suggest protective effects of physical activity, more research is needed to understand what levels of physical activity provide these benefits.

http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/24/22/3517.full

The results of this clinical study corroborate the epidemiologic findings of Holmes et al1 and Meyerhardt et al2 reviewed in the preceding paragraphs and suggest reduced relative risks that approximate 50% to 60% for both recurrence and overall mortality among those who reported higher levels of physical activity, as compared with those who were sedentary.3 Again, it should be noted that although all three studies employed a designated referent of less than 3 MET-hours per week to define those with sedentary lifestyles, significant benefits for breast cancer survivors were observed at 9+ MET-hours per week, whereas for colorectal and colon cancer patients, physical activity of at least 18 MET-hours per week was needed before significant benefits were observed. It is unknown whether this difference relates to issues inherent in study sample, power, or design, or whether different physical activity thresholds exist for different cancers. Indeed, this is an area that requires additional research. It is of particular interest that in the study of breast cancer by Holmes et al,1 the greatest benefits of physical activity were observed among women with stage III breast cancer (for 9+ MET-hours per week of physical activity, relative risk = 0.36; 95% CI, 0.19 to 0.71). Thus, in taking all three of studies together,1-3 we see a protective association with increased physical activity after diagnosis and firm, cancer-specific outcomes—findings that suggest favorable effects across the spectrum of cancer, from early-stage cancer to later stage disease.

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Its strange start the walks in good spirits and with energy. after 90 minutes with a few stops I am feeling pretty weak. Its been two lovelly mornings, don't regret these.

thanks blake for the research. I have had only heard of one onc out of 4 advise a colorectal patient to walk as per studies. The whole "after care" need is enormous and lacking here.

My wonderful community has spent a huge amount of money to keep me alive, but they won't push the exercise or diet bandwagon. it just does not add up. that why I believe we need support groups.

will anyone , around the world join me for at least a 10 minute stroll to beat the beast ?

Pete

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it is my husband who has cancer, I will join you for Robert and I think this is a wonderful idea.
For over 2 years we have kept the beast at bay and thanks to folks like you and the others on this forum, we have gained so much.

Onward........

Angela

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I think I'm arriving to Australia ! may you send me your address please?

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this is an actual address, all cheques gratefully received.
i am having another afternoon nap.
pete
ps we will be the fittest board on csn

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I will be taking the walk with my boxer tommorrow and every nice day

Sheri22

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off i go, got the dogs as well, not the best today but on balance I want to walk.

anyone coming ?

don't forget 53% odds, now you cannot beat those.

hugs to all,

pete

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but tomorrow I will join you again ,despite we got a big problem with our time table! hahahahahaha!

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Pepe -- since it seems you can walk on water (!), don't stop at Australia -- walk on up to Hong Kong afterwards!

Tara

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That's much easier than Australia! I'm on that!

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Its cold , dark and raining, but here goes.
Any one going to walk today. I'll stop this post after a year.
Pete

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If this were Facebook, I would have just clicked on the "like" button :)
Yes, walking is good and healthy. I am fortunate to have a very lovely area near a creek to walk by (except soon the rattlers will be out, then I avoid the creek!)
I'm walking (driving, actually :) to the naturopath again in 2 more weeks.

Here's to good things this week...!

Lisa

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Now resting a little bit ! Tomorrow I'll continue towards east now I'm aprox in Turkey tomorrow spect to cross border with Armenia , keep informed ! hugs!

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awesome turkey, your amazing. thanks for keeping me company.

got an AM and PM walk in today with my very overweight diving friend Dave. His Dad and my kids joined us this evenings walk. He had bowel cancer 20 years ago, was found early. He told me of his reconnection dramas and his surgeon.

Never heard this before from my friends very wise old surgeon "if you have an active polyps and exercise they secret a chemical that triggers diarrhea" now this should be
a warning in all gyms and fitness places. Before I go pushing this has anyone else heard of anything like this.

pepe see what you can learn when you go walking. it was breezy and refeshing by this really wild surf beach, the kids loved it, so did i. the kids and I had mexican diner which we all loved.

I still dream of getting some of our other US friends into joining us.

hugs also

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Srange country next goal Georgia ,going towards north trying to avoid iran and azerbaijan! lol. then Russia!. Have you ever been in Russia?.
I been just once in St.Petersburg.Nice caviar ,nice girls, and nice midnight sun despite is still very early for that, more impressive by June!
Well... continue walking , long trip to Australia Yet!, Keep you informed about any new here!.
Hope you got a nice and long walk with kids and friends!

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Hi Pete,

I do go to the gym regularly and when the weather outside is condusive, I walk home from work (3-5 miles - guesstimating; sorry don't do math well and so you're prolly better at the kilometer transcribing) - about an hour and 20 minutes door to door.

I can 'run' on the elipitical 2 miles under 22 minutes - so not fast, but not bad for a 50 year old. No, I didn't notice any diarrhea, so I don't fit the mould. I had several regular polyps and one (THE one) adenocarnoma....

If it's any consolation, I did get out today at lunchtime and walked! Am I a US friend?

Cheers,
Bev

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Pete, I walked to church this morning! I also plan to take another walk in a little bit.

*hugs*
Gail

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here goes the Walk today, anyone coming ????????

its really raining hard today, off to the gym instead. Did I mention they local gym gave me a 6 months membership as a prize in a competition in 25 words I mentioned I had cancer and needed to improve my fitness. Its massive, with a pool, heaps of classes and weights. Now we are heading into winter here its going to be perfect for my fitness program.

pepe watchout for any healthy place where we can have lunch.
we have had more company than i realised on our walks.
thanks to all who joined in the walking post , it encourages me and I hope encourages you.
we have blake, shanna, tara, linda, gail, gail, angela and pepe.

have a good walk or workout,

pete

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Tomorrow Russia! What about you?
Hope more people is joining !
Hugs every body!

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We have a natural open space close to my house and took a walk with my duaghter on Sunday. Saw lots of prairie hawks, prairie dogs and even a dead skunk (not in the middle of the road!) - thank goodness no rattlers! Hope your walks have been great as well! Feels so good to be outside!
hugs
Shanna

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hi shanna,
I'll also had my kids walk with me sunday night. Its great to include them, isn't it!
You have unofficially joined the unofficial cns colorectal walking club.
Yes outside is sooooooo good. its certainly beats most of the crap on TV.
hugs,
Pete

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hi gail,
what a small world.
I should walk to church, I should make an effort to go a little more often.
Let me know when you are doing your next walk and I'll come with you in spirit.
hugs,
Pete

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Sound great I will take a nice walk this afternoon when I get home from seeing the oncologist. I hope your having a nice day down under.

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I've seen in TV lots of rain lots of rain on top of your head! Hope you are OK!
Hugs!

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Pete I miss your company yesterday!
Hugs!

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hi pepe,

definitely going tomorrow for a walk.
walked around city today seeing doctors, but not long enough.
thats for keeping me honest and motivating me. you should be a personal trainer.
I had dinner in south africa tonight, it was a long swim.

Pete

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There are a lot in south Africa as well!
I'm in Russia right now, so quite a few day walking in this huge country !
Let you know any novelty !
Hugs mate ,don't forget walking!

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go pepe go

I will fly over and join you. I would love to see the beauty of russia.
Got a 90 min walk this morniong in, and it was a warm, sunny joyous morning.
I took my diving friends to the best cafe called "foodies" I had fruit salad and yogurt.
Tonioght I did a 30 min walk at sunset with my neighbour and the dogs.
Lets keep on walking and see where we meet.

should I head east or west ?

pete

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So here waiting for disconnection ! Well...tomorrow crossing the Urals towards Novosivirsk ,and then Mongolia!
It's freezing here wow!.So I suggest go towards west, may be we can fine each other somewhere in the Philippines ? .
Keep you informed !

Hugs!

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it was a lovelly day downunder and I hope your walk was great.
pete

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My husband and I try to walk every night whether it's by the water or around the block. He has gained alot of weight from the steroids in his chemo - so he hasn't walked in a while - so we try to do at least 20 minutes. When that becomes easy we will move up to 30 mins and so on. Now if the weather would just cooperate with us it would be great ! 70 degrees here on Friday, 54 on Saturday and Sunday, 50 on Monday, 48 on Tuesday and today (Wednesday) it's snowing, and it's supposed to snow again tomorrow, then warm up to 50 on Friday. I hate this weather. Oh well, trying to get the walk in anyway.

Good Luck to you
Sandi

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you know the steroids helped me to pack on 13kg since xmas.

knocked off 3kg in the last couple of weeks with all this walking.

good kuck to you too and all in the walking club.

Pete

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Hey, Pete.

I forgot to notify you, but I did take a nice walk this afternoon! Weather permitting, I will walk again tomorrow evening!

*hugs*
Gail

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My husband and I try to walk every night whether it's by the water or around the block. He has gained alot of weight from the steroids in his chemo - so he hasn't walked in a while - so we try to do at least 20 minutes. When that becomes easy we will move up to 30 mins and so on. Now if the weather would just cooperate with us it would be great ! 70 degrees here on Friday, 54 on Saturday and Sunday, 50 on Monday, 48 on Tuesday and today (Wednesday) it's snowing, and it's supposed to snow again tomorrow, then warm up to 50 on Friday. I hate this weather. Oh well, trying to get the walk in anyway.

Good Luck to you
Sandi

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My husband and I try to walk every night whether it's by the water or around the block. He has gained alot of weight from the steroids in his chemo - so he hasn't walked in a while - so we try to do at least 20 minutes. When that becomes easy we will move up to 30 mins and so on. Now if the weather would just cooperate with us it would be great ! 70 degrees here on Friday, 54 on Saturday and Sunday, 50 on Monday, 48 on Tuesday and today (Wednesday) it's snowing, and it's supposed to snow again tomorrow, then warm up to 50 on Friday. I hate this weather. Oh well, trying to get the walk in anyway.

Good Luck to you
Sandi

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Please keep us informed about your walks !
Hugs!

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no walk today but gold medal in the pool.

also did 40 laps today, that 2kms. its a personal record, I am so happy.

today the sun was shining, it was warm, the pool was so relaxing.

no walk , but had a good talk in the bowel cancer support group i attend each fortnight.

hope your chemo goes well, my friend.

hugs,

Pete

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Double

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isn't ? Toady sleeping in Novosibirsk an then Baikal lake. Mongolia china and then south
towards i think Singapore!.Let you Know!
Hugs my friend!

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at list! steel in Russia ! Gioint to Mongolia keep informed!

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So yesterday we walked on the boardwalk at the beach, then went down to the ocean to look at the waves - it was really, really, really cold. Little to early to be walking at the ocean. Does walking in the grocery store count?

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40 times depending how big it is ! Hahahahaha!

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hi pepe,

did a great bushwalk yesterday up a big hill with some friends, its was great but tiring.

did some long term planning.
lets walk till we drop or reach 100000km.
only 100,000km to go.
if 10km a day,
we do 3650km per year
or 36500 per decade
and over 100,000 over 3 decades.

if we commit to this then the beast would dream of taking us.
sounds reasoanble to me.

let me know what you think ?
i'll be 44 plus 30 years thats 74 after that i may rest.

cheers,
pete

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