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Using Your Smartphone as a Trainer

Posted by PCF Admin on November 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
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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 uploaded they can be seen by friends, whose own routes can be downloaded and followed to alternate your routine. Apps like iMuscle and Nike Training Club use easy interfaces combined with videos to act like a virtual trainer, letting you choose specific areas of your body to focus on. There are also apps aimed at dieters, like the Calorie Tracker developed by Livestrong.com, which tracks calorie intake and factors daily exercise in, giving you an accurate read on daily calorie consumption. Read the full article at The New York Times. Fitness Junkies Get With the Program

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

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on | 1 Comment »
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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 ...

Healthy Recipes: Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa

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Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa

Healthy Eating - Recipe Description: Staples like canned black beans and frozen corn transform into spicy croquettes in mere minutes. Serve with warm corn tortillas, coleslaw and lime wedges. Recipe Ingredients: 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed 1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup plain dry breadcrumbs, divided 2 cups finely chopped tomatoes 2 scallions, sliced 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon chili powder, hot if desired, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 avocado, diced Recipe Steps: Preheat oven ...