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Is social networking the new handy weight loss tool?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 23rd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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In case you needed another reason to use social media, researchers at the University of South Carolina have discovered that using a Twitter support group may help individuals achieve those challenging weight loss goals. The study’s findings showed that those who participated in a weight loss program overall lost more weight when they used the site to receive and share information and encouragement. The research team found that every 10 tweets corresponded with about 0.5 ...

Technology and Tactics to Rev up Your Walk

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Frequent walking promotes several health benefits such as disease prevention and stress relief, but finding the time or the motivation to engage in this activity on a daily basis can be cumbersome. Thanks to modern technology and smart walking tips, individuals have a variety of methods and devices to help put some pep in their step. Popular digital technology and innovative devices that boost motivation and intensify the walking workout include pedometers, smartphone apps, a weighted ...

2012 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Is Most Successful to Date!

Posted by DJ Abernathy on October 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Thank you to all participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers who helped make the 4th annual Prevent Cancer 5K walk/run the most successful yet, raising a record breaking $112,000! More than 400 individuals and families (and doggies) gathered at Nationals Park Sunday, September 30 to demonstrate their commitment to saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. [caption id="attachment_8214" align="alignright" width="300"] Racing President Teddy leads the 5K starting line.[/caption] Dance Trance led a fun, aerobic warm-up before Nationals ...

Crossfit Q & A: Dr. Matt Pogodzinski

Posted by PCF Admin on June 19th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Crossfit gyms seem to be popping up all over the place, and maybe you’ve heard of the killer new workout craze sweeping through cities everywhere. I talked with Dr. Matt Pogodzinski, Crossfit fanatic and “Crossfight Against Cancer” organizer to see what all the fuss is about. Matt is working with two gyms in Evanston, Ill. to host a Crossfit charity event next weekend to raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Q: To someone who is ...