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Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Childhood Obesity Infographic

Posted by Will on September 18th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The long-term health effects of childhood obesity are staggering. Later in life, obese or overweight children have an increased risk of several types of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis. Prevention of obesity through healthy lifestyle choices is key to rolling back this serious threat to children and their parents. To mark ...

Dance Trance Moves to Prevent Cancer!

Posted by Sarah Spear Sands on September 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
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DC’s hot new dance fitness program pairs up with the Prevent Cancer Foundation Young Professionals to get people moving toward healthier lives. [caption id="attachment_8098" align="alignright" width="209"] The Ladies of Dance Trance: Lauren Cantrell McCaghren, Sarah Spear Sands and Maria Jose Garcia Casellas on Capitol Hill.[/caption] When I first learned about the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I had no idea that there were so many preventable cancers. I was amazed…I didn’t realize how many lifestyle choices you can make ...

Stay Cool While Exercising in the Heat

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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It’s not unusual to see athletes pouring water over their heads after a workout, but does it offer any benefits to the body? Researchers at California State University conducted a study to find if there are any actual benefits to pouring water over one’s head during a hot workout. Researchers gathered 10 well-trained athletes, fitted them with heart rate monitors and temperature gauges, and had them walk and run in a laboratory heated to 92 degrees. ...

Inactivity, a Pandemic More Damaging than Smoking

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The health risks of inactivity have been found to be more hazardous than smoking and obesity. According to a new study, scientists found that inactivity was tied to 1 in 10 deaths globally in 2008. Harvard researchers estimated that failure to do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week contributed to almost 10 percent of diseases such as colon cancer, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Modern conveniences, including cars and ...