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Americans aren’t getting enough exercise

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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A recent study by the CDC reveals nearly 80 percent of adults don’t meet the federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise. The survey also showed that women, Hispanics, older adults and obese adults were all less likely to meet the exercise recommendations. Regular exercise helps control weight and reduces the risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression and some types of cancer. According to the guidelines, adults should perform 2.5 hours ...

When and when not to work out during cold/flu season

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A case of the common cold can disrupt your work life, your social calendar and even your exercise regimen. Sports medicine experts say brisk exercise is a good idea for minor colds but if you are running a fever or have flu-like symptoms they strongly advise skipping your workout, getting lots of bed rest and staying home to avoid spreading your germs at the gym. The important thing is to listen to your body, you ...

Latina seniors salsa dance their way to a healthy lifestyle

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BAILAMOS, is a Salsa dancing class that helps Latina women boost their physical activity in a fun and interactive way. Because dancing is widely accepted and enjoyed among the Latino community, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) are looking at how a salsa dance class specifically designed for senior Latinas can help improve routine activity, cognitive function and overall mobility. Latinas ages 65-74 are much less likely than other seniors to participate ...

More walking and cycling are a must for good health

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in Britain is tackling a major, but often ignored cause of a wide range of health problems: inactivity. Their solution: swap the car for walking and cycling. Public health officials are challenging government agencies to make walking and cycling more accessible, convenient, fun and beneficial for all ages. This proposal comes amid latest figures showing 6 in 10 men and 7 in 10 women are not reaching ...