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Using Your Smartphone as a Trainer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Tom Sims, The New York Times’ sports blogger, believes smartphones have become increasingly easy, affordable and effective alternatives to gyms and personal trainers. Downloadable fitness apps have the ability to do anything from tracking your running routes to teaching you new workouts, all while listening to your favorite tunes and keeping detailed records. Here are Tom’s picks for effective fitness apps: Endomondo and RunKeeper map your running and walking routes using GPS. Once your routes are ...

Dancing + Exercising + Fun = Zumba

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen, Communications Associate on November 17th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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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 ...

Fitness Classes Boost Gym Attendance

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

Consider Bicycling to Cut Costs and Save Lives

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives recently published a study about the many economic and health benefits of more people replacing short car trips with alternate transportation. Several billion dollars and over 1,000 lives each year would be saved due to cleaner air, lower health care costs and increased physical health. The study focused on the impact of replacing half of all short car trips (5 miles or less) with bicycle use. The major health benefit included ...