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Winter weather is no excuse

Posted by Lisa Berry on December 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »
spin class

Exercise Daily - Let’s be honest—we all have a love/hate relationship with winter. We love the magic of the holidays, a steaming mug of hot chocolate, trendy scarves and ugly sweaters. Some people even love snow! But our daily routines are interrupted by the cold weather, especially as we try to stay fit in the winter months. Those of us who base our fitness routines on running, biking, tennis or other outdoor activities are suddenly more inclined to break out the popcorn and blankets than break a sweat—and who could blame us? Luckily, the indoor fitness craze is in high gear, from working out with videos in the comfort of your own home to indoor fitness classes in small towns and big cities everywhere. Best of all, there is something for everyone, so you are bound to discover a video or class that works for you. Here’s the latest in indoor fitness: Beachbody This company has developed a series of videos that can be used in your home with your personal weights, mats and bands. Videos range from 30-90 minutes each. Each set of videos comes with a suggested workout calendar and a suggested eating plan to help keep you on track. Soul Cycle (or Fly Wheel ...

Research progress report: A blood test for lung cancer

Posted by Lisa BerryLisa Berry on November 24th, 2014 | No Comments »
Sharon Pine

Research - Dr. Sharon Pine shares her progress as she investigates biomarkers for lung cancer prevention and early detection. Lung cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer. An estimated 159,260 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for about 27% of all cancer deaths. In support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we asked Foundation research awardee Sharon Pine, Ph.D., of Rutgers University, to give us an update on her study of biomarkers for early detection ...

Give Thanks by Staying Active This Holiday

Posted by Lisa BerryLisa Berry on November 21st, 2014 | No Comments »
The author and her brother get ready for their annual family football game on Thanksgiving Day.

Exercise Daily - Left: The author and her brother get ready for their annual family football game on Thanksgiving Day.   Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude. It seems counter-intuitive then, that as we give thanks for our blessings—our health, I hope, chief among them—that we do not make an effort to live healthfully on this day. In fact, most of us do quite the opposite, eating rich foods to the point of discomfort and moving little. It’s not the only ...

Support Cancer Prevention and Early Detection While You Shop

Posted by Lisa BerryLisa Berry on November 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
Amazon Smile

Foundation News - The holidays are almost here, and many of us will be avoiding the long lines at the mall and doing our holiday shopping online instead. If you shop on Amazon, then you can check items off your to-do list AND support the Prevent Cancer Foundation at the same time! The Prevent Cancer Foundation has an ongoing partnership with AmazonSmile, a simple and automatic way for you to support the Prevent Cancer Foundation every time you shop, ...