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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 ...

Q&A with Peter Schenk, LifeSpan Fitness Owner and President

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on October 18th, 2013 | No Comments »
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One thousand and five hundred walkers and runners and 112 volunteers made this year’s Prevent Cancer 5k the most successful yet – but not without the help of our generous sponsors. LifeSpan Fitness has been the Prevent Cancer 5k exclusive fitness sponsor for the past two years. LifeSpan Fitness designs health and fitness products that can be used anywhere – at home, at the gym, at work or outdoors. Over the past two years, they have ...