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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 ...

Crossfit Q & A: Dr. Matt Pogodzinski

Posted by PCF Admin on June 19th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Crossfit gyms seem to be popping up all over the place, and maybe you’ve heard of the killer new workout craze sweeping through cities everywhere. I talked with Dr. Matt Pogodzinski, Crossfit fanatic and “Crossfight Against Cancer” organizer to see what all the fuss is about. Matt is working with two gyms in Evanston, Ill. to host a Crossfit charity event next weekend to raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Q: To someone who is ...