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Healthy Halloween Tricks and Treats

Posted by PCF Admin on October 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Instead of putting on pounds, these simple tricks will treat you and your family to a healthier Halloween. Kara Smith, special project coordinator at the Loyola Center for Fitness suggests: Buy candy you don’t like, and buy it the day before Halloween to avoid temptation while handing it out. Stay away from chocolate. Research shows people tend to eat more chocolate than any other type of candy. Eat a full, healthy meal before trick-or-treating to suppress the urge to gorge on candy. Chew sugarless gum! The taste will sate your desire. Keep your wrappers as a reminder of your candy count. Put excess candy out of sight. It is much easier to avoid it if you can’t see it. Smith also offered up alternate treats to fill the candy bowl like boxes of raisins, spider rings and other Halloween favors, sugarless gum or packets of instant cocoa. Have a great Halloween and remember that there are alternatives to feasting on candy. Read the full article at Newswise.

Healthy Recipes: Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on October 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Healthy Eating - Servings: 10 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including freezing time) To Make Ahead: Cover and freeze the pie for up to 3 days. | Equipment: 9-inch deep-dish pie pan Recipe Description: While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon, it’s fun to shake up tradition. Surprise your family and friends with a frozen pie this year—it just might become one of their holiday favorites. No need to let them know how easy it is. Recipe ...

“Moderate” Crucial for Women’s Exercise

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - 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 ...

2012 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: SAVE THESE DATES!

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Conferences - The 2012 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Challenge will take place on March 22-23, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. At the 2012 conference, participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with a distinguished keynote panel moderated by Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, and to explore action-oriented topics like: what it will take to keep increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates and how the coming changes ...