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Moderate Exercise Offsets Extra Holiday Pounds

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Weight gain is a recurring concern for many people during the holiday season. However, a study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may have a gift of good news for you this year! Staff scientist Paul T. Williams found that runners and walkers, even those with higher body mass indexes (BMIs) and unhealthy diets, gain significantly less weight over time than those who have similar diets and do not exercise. Worried about your weight this holiday ...

Smokers, Obese Face Increased Health Care Costs

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It may not come as a surprise that people who smoke or are obese use more health care services than their co-workers, but you may be surprised to know that companies have started passing on those costs directly to employees. In 2012 there is expected to be a large increase in the number of companies that charge a higher premium for individuals who smoke or do not maintain a healthy weight. On the bright side, the ...

Sitting for Long Periods of Time Increases Cancer Risk

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Increasing daily physical activity is a great way to lower your cancer risk, but now there is another risk factor that you should know about – being seated for long periods of time is strongly linked to an increased risk for colorectal and breast cancer. "It seems highly likely that the longer you sit, the higher your risk," said Neville Owen, PhD of Australia’s Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Dr. Owen presented the research ...

“Moderate” Crucial for Women’s Exercise

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A team of researchers lead by Steriani Elavsky at Penn State University has found that women between the ages of 40 and 60 respond better to moderate rather than vigorous exercise. According to Elavsky, the group of women who exercised moderately were two-times more likely to feel energized, confident and willing to continue exercising in the future. Elavsky notes that middle-aged women are one of the least-active groups when it comes to exercise and are ...