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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 ...

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 ...