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The 2013 Amgen Tour shows it takes a team to beat cancer

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen on May 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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What a wonderful eight days I recently spent with the Amgen Tour of California (AToC) cycling race, traveling in beautiful California from Escondido up to Santa Rosa! (Read my previous blog with further information about the AToC here). Congratulations to BMC Cycling, the overall group team winner, Tejay van Garderen, the overall individual winner and the honored Breakaway Mile Champions who helped share the message of cancer awareness, prevention and support. [caption id="attachment_10542" align="alignright" width="257"] Breakaway ...

Healthy recipe: Grilled shrimp skewers over white bean salad

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on May 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
Grilled Shrimp Sweres

Yield: 6 servings, about 3/4 cup salad and 4 shrimp each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate the salad and shrimp separately for up to 1 day. | Equipment: Six 8- to 10-inch skewers Recipe Description: Fresh herbs make all the difference in this light, summery bean salad that in turn makes an aromatic bed for the easy grilled shrimp. The shrimp and salad are wonderful together but you could also ...

Mix up your treadmill workout

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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Spending time on the treadmill is a great way to help train for an upcoming 5k, especially when you are pressed for time or hampered by weather. However for many, running or walking in place can feel boring or monotonous. Maximizing your treadmill workout to prevent boredom can be easily achieved with these four steps: Create variety with interval training. Mixing up the workout with intervals of hard running at a fast speed, followed by recovery ...

Exercise reduces breast cancer: New evidence

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New research may give young women another reason to hit the gym, take up a summer fitness activity or sign up for a 5k walk/run. A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention shows that regular aerobic activity appears to protect young women from breast cancer by changing the way women’s bodies metabolize estrogen. The study compared a group of active females with inactive females and found women who exercised for 30 ...