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Exercise

Americans aren’t getting enough exercise

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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A recent study by the CDC reveals nearly 80 percent of adults don’t meet the federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise. The survey also showed that women, Hispanics, older adults and obese adults were all less likely to meet the exercise recommendations. Regular exercise helps control weight and reduces the risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression and some types of cancer. According to the guidelines, adults should perform 2.5 hours ...

Give the gift of prevention for Mother’s Day

Posted by Maria Byers, Annual Fund Coordinator on May 10th, 2013 | No Comments »
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My Mom is incredibly caring, has endless strength and loves her family more than anything. She was 14 years old when her mother died of kidney cancer. Several decades later, she lost her father and her oldest brother to prostate cancer. Like so many others, cancer runs rampant in my family, so taking steps to prevent the disease is something I try to share with my Mom. In past years, I have given my mother jewelry, ...

Blue skies, sunshine & the Prevent Cancer Super Colon in Cartersville, GA

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on March 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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Last weekend the Prevent Cancer Super Colon visited the Hope Center in Cartersville, GA, a town rich in history located in the rolling hills of North Georgia. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful day to promote healthy living & colon cancer prevention at this outdoor event. At the event, guests had the opportunity to tour the Prevent Cancer Super Colon and receive important information about colorectal cancer prevention as well as a free take home ...

When and when not to work out during cold/flu season

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A case of the common cold can disrupt your work life, your social calendar and even your exercise regimen. Sports medicine experts say brisk exercise is a good idea for minor colds but if you are running a fever or have flu-like symptoms they strongly advise skipping your workout, getting lots of bed rest and staying home to avoid spreading your germs at the gym. The important thing is to listen to your body, you ...