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True or False? 9 Popular Exercise Myths Explained

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Exercising is important for overall wellness and should be part of a healthy lifestyle that also includes a nutritious diet. Getting the motivation to exercise and to stick with an exercise plan can be a challenge for some because of many popular misconceptions. Weight loss should not be the primary measurement of physical activity and being active does not balance out with hours spent on the couch. Are these statements true or false? “You should stretch before exercising?” “Lifting ...

Training – the First Step to Getting Active This Spring

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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As the weather gets warmer, more and more people are getting off their couches, heading outside and jumping into their favorite outdoor sport. But before you do, you need to prepare your body for the lifestyle change from sedentary, indoor winter to active, outdoor spring. Josh Lyon, personal training director at 24-Hour Fitness, recommends starting with cardio, strength, alignment and flexibility. Lashaun Dale, the national creative group fitness manager at Equinox gym, recommends circuit classes and ...

Power of Suggestion May Be Simple Exercise Motivator

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 8th, 2012 | 2 Comments »
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A recent study found that simply posting signs suggesting individuals take the stairs is successful in motivating people to skip the elevator. Each sign featured the messages “Burn calories, not electricity. Take the stairs." and "Walking up the stairs just 2 minutes a day helps prevent weight gain. It also helps the environment." Researchers tested their theory in three buildings in New York: a three-story health clinic, an eight-story academic site and a 10-story affordable housing ...

Aerial Silks — Fitness and Fun at the Big Top

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on December 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
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During the holidays, cold weather and decadent food can make it challenging to stay active throughout the seemingly never-ending winter season. This year, ditch that boring gym workout for something a little different. [caption id="attachment_5882" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Christina Kaoh"][/caption] You might have seen it at Cirque du Soleil or during Pink’s high flying performance at last year’s Grammy awards, and it’s called aerial silks. The performances are literally dances in the air complete with extreme poses and ...