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Exercise Daily

Take your exercise outdoors this summer in D.C.

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on June 11th, 2014 | No Comments »
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You can find free outdoor fitness activities through your local paper and through doing online research. Learn about hiking and biking trails and find maps through the National Park Service. This blog post is focused on outdoor exercise in D.C., but every city has cheap options for staying active outdoors. Get out your map. This week, I am taking you on a trip to the best places to exercise outside in Washington, D.C. My summer goal ...

Quest for 10,000 steps

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on April 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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As a public health professional, I have been behind messages to improve health, especially those encouraging physical activity. Plus, have you seen this article about the health hazards of sitting? I decided to challenge myself to achieve the recommended 10,000 steps-a-day. I documented my progress over the last two weeks, in the hope that, you too, will join me in this quest for 10,000 steps. In order to track my progress, I invested in a Fitbit, ...

Physical activity for cancer patients

Posted by Melissa Merson, Marketing and Communications Manager on January 31st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Patients emerging from cancer treatment are accustomed to detailed instructions from doctors regarding medications, radiation, surgery, etc. Yet when they complete treatment the doctor often sends them along with a simple directive to eat right and be physically active. Patients often are frightened by no longer having a protocol to fight their disease and bewildered as to what to do next. For years there were questions about whether cancer survivors should even attempt physical activity. In ...

What’s keeping you from exercise?

Posted by Ginny Wright, BbG Fitness on January 6th, 2014 | No Comments »

During the cardio portion of our BbG Fitness class last week, one exerciser told me (as she skipped by) that her insomnia problem has disappeared since she started working out with us a few months ago. It’s comments like these that often make me wonder why everyone doesn’t exercise! We’ve heard the benefits over and over again; we know that exercise helps keep both young and aging bodies healthy. Even small amounts of exercise have huge ...