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Boosting Your Willpower

Posted by PCF Admin on January 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Do you feel overwhelmed by too many goals? Learn a step-by-step approach to feel motivated and achieve your objectives. Sometimes willpower is a lot like the television remote control — hard to find just when you want it most. Whether you're trying to lose weight, stop smoking, get to the gym regularly, win a promotion or pay off some debts, developing your sense of willpower is an important part of changing any behavior. We all know that breaking a bad habit or establishing a new, healthy one can be difficult, but persistence pays off. Researchers at the University of Washington found that 63 percent of those who made New Year's resolutions were still keeping their resolution two months later. It's not going to be easy, but there are ways to increase your willpower, stay resolved and achieve your goals. Support Network Bolster your willpower by tapping into a support network. Ask friends, family or colleagues for assistance and tell them exactly how they can help. If your credit card bills have skyrocketed, for instance, let friends know that you are cutting back on expenses. Suggest having a potluck dinner instead of meeting at an expensive restaurant. Find a support group or organization related to ...

Marcus Plescia, MD to be Thursday Dialogue for Action Keynote

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Partnerships for Colorectal Cancer Screening on | No Comments »
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Conferences / Regular Screening - We’ve already told you how delighted we are that Dan Heath, co-author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, will be the Friday keynote speaker at the 2011 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow. Now, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce Marcus Plescia, MD, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the ...

Healthy Recipes: Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

Healthy Eating - This rib-sticking chili offers a hearty mix of wheat berries, beans, peppers and onion. Feel free to add an additional chipotle pepper to crank up the heat in this one-pot meal. Cooked wheat berries will keep for up to 1 month in your freezer and there's no need to thaw them; just stir them directly into the chili. 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 ...

Quick Tips for a Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on January 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - 10 quick diet tips to help you stay energetic and healthy.  Boost your energy levels and keep your moods on an even keel with these quick everyday tips for your mind, body and spirit.   1. Take baby steps. If you’re trying to make healthful changes to your diet, keep in mind that even small changes will improve your health and feelings of well-being. Small changes are easier to make and stick with. Keep track of your food intake ...