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Moderate Exercise Offsets Extra Holiday Pounds

Posted by PCF Admin on November 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Weight gain is a recurring concern for many people during the holiday season. However, a study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may have a gift of good news for you this year! Staff scientist Paul T. Williams found that runners and walkers, even those with higher body mass indexes (BMIs) and unhealthy diets, gain significantly less weight over time than those who have similar diets and do not exercise. Worried about your weight this holiday season? Set up an exercise routine now to offset those extra holiday calories. Whether you run 12 miles a week or you walk half a mile a day, you are training your body to burn fat instead of storing it in your waistline. Read the full New York Times Well blog post here. Curbing Holiday Weight Gain with Exercise

Smokers, Obese Face Increased Health Care Costs

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Exercise Daily - It may not come as a surprise that people who smoke or are obese use more health care services than their co-workers, but you may be surprised to know that companies have started passing on those costs directly to employees. In 2012 there is expected to be a large increase in the number of companies that charge a higher premium for individuals who smoke or do not maintain a healthy weight. On the bright side, the ...

Sitting for Long Periods of Time Increases Cancer Risk

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Increasing daily physical activity is a great way to lower your cancer risk, but now there is another risk factor that you should know about – being seated for long periods of time is strongly linked to an increased risk for colorectal and breast cancer. "It seems highly likely that the longer you sit, the higher your risk," said Neville Owen, PhD of Australia’s Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Dr. Owen presented the research ...

Healthy Recipes: Green Bean Casserole

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on November 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
Green Bean Casserole

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Recipe Description: This healthy revision of green bean casserole skips the canned soup and all the fat and sodium that come with it. Our white sauce with sliced fresh mushrooms, sweet onions and low-fat milk makes a creamy, rich casserole. Recipe Ingredients: 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1 medium sweet onion (half diced, half thinly sliced), divided 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 1/4 teaspoons ...