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Crossfit Q & A: Dr. Matt Pogodzinski

Posted by PCF Admin on June 19th, 2012 | No Comments »

Exercise Daily - 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 not familiar with Crossfit, what is it? A: Crossfit is a high intensity core strength and conditioning program. It is constantly varied and focuses on the nine fundamental areas of athletics and fitness. Typical workouts include a skill of some sort (walking on hands, weight lifting techniques, rope climbs, etc.); a strength component (lifting weights, pull ups, etc.); and a high intensity finish known as a “met-con” which puts together a series of movements. This portion is timed and competitive. [caption id="attachment_7374" align="alignright" width="303" caption="E-Town Crossfit Gym in Evanston. Photo"][/caption] Q: What is a “WOD” and what are some example components?   A: Each WOD (workout of the day) is different. It involves all three components above but is usually named for the “met-con” at the end. Today, ...

New Colon Cancer Test May Increase Screening Numbers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 14th, 2012 | No Comments »

Regular Screening - Getting screened for colorectal cancer is important for the prevention and early detection of the disease. However, too many Americans who should be screened are failing to do so. In 2010, only 59% of Americans who should have been screened for colorectal cancer were, compared to 67% for breast cancer and 76% for cervical cancer. During an optical colonoscopy, required every 10 years, a doctor inserts a scope into the colon to detect and remove small ...

Skip the Soda: Grab a Refreshing, Healthy Drink This Summer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 13th, 2012 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - Summer is right around the corner, as is the need to remain hydrated in the approaching hot weather. Drinking water is a great way to prevent dehydration, but be careful what other liquids you are grabbing this season. Sugary drinks such as soda are not good for you, especially those sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. Contrary to popular belief, diet sodas are not a healthier alternative. They have been linked to weight gain and the risk ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Partners with The Life Tie Project

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt, Managing Director, Development on | No Comments »

Foundation News - The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with The Life Tie Project. This inspiring company creates beautiful neckties and scarves designed to start conversations about improving cancer treatment and donates the proceeds of each Life Tie purchase to organizations and initiatives that make a substantial impact on cancer research and prevention. I recently spoke to Sevan Mehrabian, Director of Outreach at The Life Tie Project, about the motivation behind creating the Project, ...