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Quest for 10,000 steps

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on April 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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As a public health professional, I have been behind messages to improve health, especially those encouraging physical activity. Plus, have you seen this article about the health hazards of sitting? I decided to challenge myself to achieve the recommended 10,000 steps-a-day. I documented my progress over the last two weeks, in the hope that, you too, will join me in this quest for 10,000 steps. In order to track my progress, I invested in a Fitbit, ...

Physical activity for cancer patients

Posted by Melissa Merson, Marketing and Communications Manager on January 31st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Patients emerging from cancer treatment are accustomed to detailed instructions from doctors regarding medications, radiation, surgery, etc. Yet when they complete treatment the doctor often sends them along with a simple directive to eat right and be physically active. Patients often are frightened by no longer having a protocol to fight their disease and bewildered as to what to do next. For years there were questions about whether cancer survivors should even attempt physical activity. In ...

“Walking the walk” of cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Holly Bowers, Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run Participant on January 8th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Even though weekends are usually set aside for sleeping and making pancakes and even though it was still dark when my alarm woke me up, I did not regret my decision to participate in the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run. It was a simple decision for me to create a corporate team for the 5k. I think that it can be so easy to get lost in our day-to-day work and forget to look up and ...

What’s keeping you from exercise?

Posted by Ginny Wright, BbG Fitness on January 6th, 2014 | No Comments »

During the cardio portion of our BbG Fitness class last week, one exerciser told me (as she skipped by) that her insomnia problem has disappeared since she started working out with us a few months ago. It’s comments like these that often make me wonder why everyone doesn’t exercise! We’ve heard the benefits over and over again; we know that exercise helps keep both young and aging bodies healthy. Even small amounts of exercise have huge ...