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Keep Your Fall Workout on Track

Posted by PCF Admin on November 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - For blogger Tina Haupert, fall often leads to a lull in her exercise routine. Contributing to her lack of motivation is the cold weather and the fact that her New Year’s resolutions haven’t kicked in yet. Coupled with all the travel and hubbub of the holiday season it’s hard for anyone to find the time or willpower to stick to their routine. Luckily, Tina has four tips to keep you exercising throughout the holiday season. Put your workout clothes on right after work to avoid becoming too tired. Also, think about changing your commute to pass by your gym. Register for a holiday race. There are many 5-10k races before Christmas and they are great ways to keep your routine interesting and fresh. Don’t let the fact that you haven’t been shedding pounds as quickly as you like get you down. Instead of stopping, switch up your routine or intensify it. Hop on the treadmill when your favorite television shows are on. This makes exercising more interesting while keeping you on a schedule. Read the full article at Health.com No More Excuses: 4 Ways to Stick to Fall Workouts

Using Your Smartphone as a Trainer

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Exercise Daily - Tom Sims, The New York Times’ sports blogger, believes smartphones have become increasingly easy, affordable and effective alternatives to gyms and personal trainers. Downloadable fitness apps have the ability to do anything from tracking your running routes to teaching you new workouts, all while listening to your favorite tunes and keeping detailed records. Here are Tom’s picks for effective fitness apps: Endomondo and RunKeeper map your running and walking routes using GPS. Once your routes are ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Super Colon & Breakaway from Cancer Support the Dempsey Challenge

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Advocacy - Last month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation participated in the Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen. The event is a fundraiser for The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. And while it raises funds for the Dempsey Center to provide services free of charge to patients and the community, the event also brings the community together through the Lifestyle Festival, walking, cycling, running, and a celebration of ...

Reimagining the Cranberry During the Holiday Season

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 17th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - When you think of canned cranberry sauce, images of the gelatinous, sugar laden holiday staple come to mind. But without all the added sugar, cranberries can be used to liven up a holiday meal by providing extra flavor and an assortment of health benefits. Cranberries are loaded with vitamin C as well as antioxidants and have properties which may help prevent cancer, heart disease and stomach ulcers. Cranberries are also effective against bacteria which cause bladder ...