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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 ...

5 tips for winterizing your run

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 20th, 2012 | No Comments »
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There’s a winter chill in the air but that doesn’t have to stop you from your routine outdoor run. Running in the fresh air offers great health benefits that shake away those winter blues and boost your energy levels. If you are worried about braving the cold these 5 tips can help keep your winter run safe and comfortable: Avoid overdressing- remember it’s going to warm up once you start moving. Substitute cotton for nylon clothing. Warm up ...

Technology and Tactics to Rev up Your Walk

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Frequent walking promotes several health benefits such as disease prevention and stress relief, but finding the time or the motivation to engage in this activity on a daily basis can be cumbersome. Thanks to modern technology and smart walking tips, individuals have a variety of methods and devices to help put some pep in their step. Popular digital technology and innovative devices that boost motivation and intensify the walking workout include pedometers, smartphone apps, a weighted ...

Inactivity, a Pandemic More Damaging than Smoking

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The health risks of inactivity have been found to be more hazardous than smoking and obesity. According to a new study, scientists found that inactivity was tied to 1 in 10 deaths globally in 2008. Harvard researchers estimated that failure to do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week contributed to almost 10 percent of diseases such as colon cancer, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Modern conveniences, including cars and ...