Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

‘Pinning’ my way to prevention

Posted by Rebecca Evans on April 19th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Wellness - Pinterest is one of my favorite social media outlets, especially for collecting quotes. This week, I pinned some of my favorite motivational quotes and pictures on Prevent Cancer's Word to inspire Pinterest Board. Start your day off right with these inspirational thoughts - I hope they help you be your healthiest self today. 1. "The greatest wealth is health." -Virgil 2. "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." -Jim Rohn 3. "No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch." -Anonymous 4. "There is no better time than now to start living healthy." -Anonymous 5. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin 6. "A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier." -Tom Stoppard 7. “Every time you eat or drink, you're either feeding disease or fighting it” -Heather Morgan, M.S., NLC 8. "Healthy isn't a goal. It's a way of living." -Anonymous 8. "I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Michael Jordan 10. "Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It's about being better than you used to be." -Anonymous Research shows that Americans between 18 and 64 spend over 3 hours ...

Quest for 10,000 steps

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on April 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - As a public health professional, I have been behind messages to improve health, especially those encouraging physical activity. Plus, have you seen this article about the health hazards of sitting? I decided to challenge myself to achieve the recommended 10,000 steps-a-day. I documented my progress over the last two weeks, in the hope that, you too, will join me in this quest for 10,000 steps. In order to track my progress, I invested in a Fitbit, ...

Prevent Cancer awardee announces winners of sun safety contest

Posted by The Skin Cancer Foundation on April 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Students across the country win iPads by encouraging their peers to be sun safe. With a $10,000 community grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation, The Skin Cancer Foundation held a contest in schools across the country to encourage students to spread the word about sun safety. We checked in with Whitney Potter, Director of Special Projects, to learn about the results of their educational contest: This past fall, The Skin Cancer Foundation launched a national back-to-school contest ...

Healthy recipe: Creamsicle breakfast smoothie

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on April 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

Healthy Eating - Yield: 2 servings, 1 3/4 cups each Servings: 2 Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Recipe Description: Though it tastes like those iconic vanilla-and-orange popsicles, this creamsicle breakfast smoothie recipe is a balanced breakfast with carbohydrates, protein and, thanks to the addition of coconut water, essential electrolytes. Coconut water serves up more than 10 percent of your daily dose of potassium—an electrolyte you lose through sweat—in every cup, making it a great hydrator for light workouts. Plus, this ...