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“Moderate” Crucial for Women’s Exercise

Posted by PCF Admin 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 a particularly important group to target with successful exercise routines and tips to prevent exercise burn-out. The study defines moderate level workouts as activities “that would allow you to talk in short sentences while you are doing them, but would not allow you to sing.” Some examples of moderate exercises are brisk walking, gardening, dancing, and bicycling. Read the full article at Reuters, Middle-aged women happier with moderate exercise

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 ...

It Is Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2011 | No Comments »
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No Smoking - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently found that smoking rates among young adults have fallen more drastically than those of older adults. Dr. Bethea Kleykamp, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, says the difference in quitting rates likely stems from older adults’ belief that the damage has already been done. However, Dr. Kleykamp believes this mind-set is not entirely valid, pointing to research that has found that even a month without ...

“My Fair Wedding” Host David Tutera Debuts New Cancer Prevention PSA

Posted by David Tutera on October 10th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Education - I was thrilled to hear that the Foundation was among a group of cancer organizations selected as a Coalition Partner for the upcoming Lifetime Network film Five--a story of five unique women and how breast cancer affects their lives.  What is amazing is that some of Hollywood’s elite actresses; Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Alicia Keyes, Penelope Spheeris and Patty Jenkins, have all come together to direct this powerful and heart-warming film. What is even more extraordinary ...