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Dancing + Exercising + Fun = Zumba

Posted by PCF Admin on November 17th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Exercise Daily - I recently had the opportunity to attend my first Zumba class at Ballston Common Sport & Health in Arlington, VA and I had such a wonderful experience! I’m not the kind of person who goes to the gym regularly or goes running in my neighborhood, but I know that regular exercise is important to stay healthy and to help prevent cancer. Since I love to dance, Zumba was a perfect activity for me to try because it involves both dancing and exercising. Zumba is a dance fitness program with Latin-inspired music and choreography. It includes elements of salsa, hip hop, merengue and many other types of dance. It’s easy to follow, fun to learn and it burns a lot of calories! My class instructors, Jose and Elena, were so full of energy and so clear with their directions of where to go and how to move. Even though it was only my first class, I was able to learn the moves and keep up the pace. I definitely recommend Zumba to anyone with a passion for dancing, Latin music or fun ways to exercise. Check out my video to see my first Zumba class experience!

5 Healthy Tailgating Tips

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on November 16th, 2011 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - Fall football season is here—meaning lots of tailgating parties with football, fun and food. Follow these easy tips to swap those fattening recipes for some healthy and delicious alternatives. Bake—Many foods can be prepared in a much healthier way simply by skipping the fryer. Try “oven frying” wings, zucchini fries or sweet potato chips at home by rolling items in a seasoned coating and baking them in the oven for treats without all the oil and ...

Many Smokers Want to Quit But Few Succeed

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No Smoking - A recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found that although more than two-thirds of American smokers want to quit, only a small percentage do; reinforcing the need for more programs to help smokers quit. The report noted that while counseling programs and medication can double or triple smokers’ chances of quitting, most who tried in 2010 didn’t use either nor did they seek a doctor’s advice. The CDC said that the high percentage of ...

Fitness Classes Boost Gym Attendance

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 15th, 2011 | No Comments »

Exercise Daily - Fitness classes such as yoga, aerobics, zumba and kickboxing tend to keep people returning to the gym. The popularity of these classes is why gyms are always searching for the next big exercise fad. According to Tim Keightley of Gold’s Gym, group exercisers visit the gym more often and are more likely to renew their memberships. Keightley pointed to industry figures which show that group exercisers attend the gym 3 times a week while the average ...