Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

7 Tips for Successful 5K Training

Posted by PCF Admin on September 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Whether you are getting ready for the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K on September 24 or looking to start running on your own, read these tips for successful 5K training. 1. What is the minimum amount of time that someone needs to prepare for a 5K? At least a month to work up to 2-3 miles for people who run a little bit and have a little experience; 6 weeks for someone who doesn't run at all; 8 for someone who doesn't go on regular fitness walks. 2. Is there a certain type of training schedule that is best suited for building up running stamina? There are four phases of running training— a) Endurance-People who run very little or not at all should focus on the first phase. Endurance is really about muscles repeating a movement over and over again at a comfortable pace for a prolonged period of time. b) Stamina-Don't run too far, too fast and too soon. c) Economy-Consider using the 10 percent principle to allow for body changes required to complete a 5K -- stronger muscles and joints, improved blood circulation, improved lung capacity, etc. Don't run more than the previous week's total mileage plus 10 percent to avoid injury. d) Speed-Run at a comfortable pace. If you can't ...

Katherine Kennedy: Take Steps, Save Lives at Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K

Posted by Katherine Kennedy on September 19th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K is just 5 days away, and I’m so excited that my team, “KK’s Cancer Kickers” is going strong with 60 members, and we're almost to our fundraising goal of $10,000, making us the top fundraising team! [caption id="attachment_5023" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Katherine Kennedy and Washington Post Live Host Ivan Carter warm up at the 2010 Prevent Cancer Fdn 5k"][/caption] Like everyone else, I’ve been touched by cancer through my family and friends. That’s ...

Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Critical to Survival

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Early Detection - Eighteen months ago I had a normal pelvic exam. Twelve months later I thought I had stomach flu. I went to my family doctor who thought I had appendicitis. He sent me to the emergency room for a CAT scan. The CAT scan showed a healthy appendix but a large mass on my right ovary. Two days later I had my ovaries, uterus, omentum, and pelvic lymph nodes removed. The diagnosis was ovarian cancer, stage ...

Eat Right for Life: Cookbook Companion Celebrates Family Healthy Eating

Posted by Ann G. Kulze, M.D. on September 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - It’s September, and you know what that means – adjusting to new schedules, picking up kids from soccer practice, and helping with homework.  Getting the family together for dinner can be a challenge during back-to-school time, but preparing and eating meals together is one of the most powerful avenues available to improve our collective health and well-being. Due to recent studies that show that family meals improve the health and well-being of parents and their ...