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Exercise

Exercising during chemotherapy: Arthur McWilliams’s success story

Posted by Daniel Yakupka and Arthur McWilliams on July 1st, 2014 | No Comments »
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I know you’re tired, don’t feel like eating and just want to crawl into bed. But motion = life. Exercise helps crush many different challenges, physically and mentally. It overloads the body's software and hard drive, makes all the human systems communicate and unifies the body. You feel better because your body and muscles are active. Exercise also boosts the immune system through positive energy, and gives patients an extra boost during their toughest days. Arthur McWilliams, ...

Enjoy the Capitol Riverfront at the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run

Posted by Kristen Fagley, Director of Special Events on June 26th, 2014 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is thrilled to be returning to Nationals Park for our annual 5k Walk/Run on September 21. Nearly 2,000 people will come together to raise funds for and learn about cancer prevention and early detection. They will also get a taste of all the Capitol Riverfront area has to offer, as they move along the scenic route on the riverfront boardwalk through Yards Park, and back to Nationals Park, where they can ...

Why I walk: To win one against cancer

Posted by Sandra L. Gehring on June 24th, 2014 | 2 Comments »
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Like nearly every woman I know, my life is chock full of the shoulds. You know what I mean; “I should make interesting meals after I drag myself home from work every night,” or “I should do a couple more loads of laundry before I go to bed,” and “The dog looks so sad, I should take him for a long walk,” aka good old-fashioned guilt. Running is on my list of shoulds. I re-started running 10 ...

Take your exercise outdoors this summer in D.C.

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on June 11th, 2014 | No Comments »
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You can find free outdoor fitness activities through your local paper and through doing online research. Learn about hiking and biking trails and find maps through the National Park Service. This blog post is focused on outdoor exercise in D.C., but every city has cheap options for staying active outdoors. Get out your map. This week, I am taking you on a trip to the best places to exercise outside in Washington, D.C. My summer goal ...