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New Approaches Necessary to Counteract Growing Childhood Obesity Rates

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Childhood obesity is on the rise and has garnered more attention with the recent release of an Institute of Medicine report and the HBO documentary “The Weight of the Nation.” Current research stresses the need for action in counteracting growing obesity rates—including strategies specifically targeting pregnant women, infants and toddlers. In the U.S., 10% of preschoolers are obese and another 10% are overweight. Obese preschoolers are likely to be obese throughout their childhood. Studies have found ...

Must Try Workout: Rock Climbing

Posted by PCF Admin on May 30th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Looking for a great new workout this summer? Rock climbing can help you lose weight, tone muscle and improve cardiovascular health. Communications Associate Cheryssa Jensen talks with enthusiast Anya Lagasse about some rock climbing basics. [caption id="attachment_7205" align="alignright" width="218" caption="Photo by Dan McEwan"][/caption] Q: To someone who is not familiar with rock climbing, what is it? A: Rock climbing is climbing rock walls for fun and exercise. You can do it inside, in a gym with textured walls ...

True or False? 9 Popular Exercise Myths Explained

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Exercising is important for overall wellness and should be part of a healthy lifestyle that also includes a nutritious diet. Getting the motivation to exercise and to stick with an exercise plan can be a challenge for some because of many popular misconceptions. Weight loss should not be the primary measurement of physical activity and being active does not balance out with hours spent on the couch. Are these statements true or false? “You should stretch before exercising?” “Lifting ...

Training – the First Step to Getting Active This Spring

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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As the weather gets warmer, more and more people are getting off their couches, heading outside and jumping into their favorite outdoor sport. But before you do, you need to prepare your body for the lifestyle change from sedentary, indoor winter to active, outdoor spring. Josh Lyon, personal training director at 24-Hour Fitness, recommends starting with cardio, strength, alignment and flexibility. Lashaun Dale, the national creative group fitness manager at Equinox gym, recommends circuit classes and ...