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Couch to 5k: Staying on track

Posted by Dorothy Jean Abernathy on September 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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It is September and I am now in the final three weeks of my Couch to 5k program, and boy has it been an adventure. I have learned a lot about myself over the past six weeks. I have learned that my commitment to health cannot take a back seat to my life. I am human and I am far from perfect, so staying 100% true to the program was not exactly easy. I have had ...

U.S. lifespan is rising but so are chronic illnesses

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published “The State of U.S. Health, 1990-2010” on July 10. In it, JAMA disclosed that while the life expectancy of Americans has increased, so has the occurrence of chronic illnesses caused by obesity, alcohol abuse, physical inactivity and smoking. More people are running, biking, and getting exercise in different ways; but this achievement is offset by the fact that so many more Americans are lacking any sort ...

Study shows that teen cigarette use drops to lowest point recorded

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A newly released report shows that cigarette smoking has dropped to its lowest point ever among eighth-graders and high school sophomores and seniors. Only 5% of high school sophomores had claimed to smoke in the last 30 days, compared to 18% when the survey was conducted in the 1990s. U.S. children are also exposed to less second-hand smoke, according to the survey. These decreases are attributed to tobacco prevention programs, tobacco taxes and laws restricting ...

“5-A-Day” rule backed by Swedish study

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An extensive Swedish study found a direct correlation between the ‘5-a-day’ fruit and vegetable recommendation and a longer life. According to the study, those who had at least the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables tended to live a longer life than those who did not. Of the men and women that participated in the study, those that said they did not eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables had their lives cut ...