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Fitness Classes Boost Gym Attendance

Posted by PCF Admin on November 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Fitness classes such as yoga, aerobics, zumba and kickboxing tend to keep people returning to the gym. The popularity of these classes is why gyms are always searching for the next big exercise fad. According to Tim Keightley of Gold’s Gym, group exercisers visit the gym more often and are more likely to renew their memberships. Keightley pointed to industry figures which show that group exercisers attend the gym 3 times a week while the average gym member only visits 1.7 times. Keightley attributes the increase in gym attendance to the sense of community group exercisers feel. He also notes that, “it really allows people to escape, which you can’t do when you’re on a treadmill.” Read the full Reuters article here. Finding the sweet spot in group fitness

Capps Congressional Champion for Lung Cancer Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on | No Comments »
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Advocacy - The legislative process is complex, and Congress can be a difficult branch of government to navigate to have a positive impact on prevention policy.  Having Congressional champions is critical, and Congresswoman Lois Capps has been a steadfast supporter of prevention, research and quality of care.  The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program recently honored her for her work in this regard.  As we observe lung cancer awareness month, Congresswoman Capps’ work in support of lung cancer ...

Healthy Recipes: Edamame-Ginger Dip

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on November 10th, 2011 | No Comments »
Edamame-Ginger Dip

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings, about 1/4 cup each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 1/4 hours To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Recipe Description: Think of this dip as an Asian version of hummus, made with edamame, ginger and soy. Serve with rice crackers and/or carrot sticks. Recipe Ingredients: 8 ounces frozen shelled edamame 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon tahini 1 clove garlic 1/8 teaspoon salt Hot pepper sauce ...

Lung Cancer: Opportunities to Reduce Mortality Through Policy

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on November 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, accounting for 28 percent of all cancer deaths, more than colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and pancreatic cancer combined. Yet in research dollars per death, lung cancer is the least funded of the major cancers. However, more so now than perhaps at any other time in recent memory, we have an opportunity to capitalize on advances in screening, a shifting attitude ...