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Fitness Classes Boost Gym Attendance

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Fitness classes such as yoga, aerobics, zumba and kickboxing tend to keep people returning to the gym. The popularity of these classes is why gyms are always searching for the next big exercise fad. According to Tim Keightley of Gold’s Gym, group exercisers visit the gym more often and are more likely to renew their memberships. Keightley pointed to industry figures which show that group exercisers attend the gym 3 times a week while the average ...

Moderate Exercise Offsets Extra Holiday Pounds

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Weight gain is a recurring concern for many people during the holiday season. However, a study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may have a gift of good news for you this year! Staff scientist Paul T. Williams found that runners and walkers, even those with higher body mass indexes (BMIs) and unhealthy diets, gain significantly less weight over time than those who have similar diets and do not exercise. Worried about your weight this holiday ...

Healthy Protein Should Be Eaten Throughout the Day

Posted by PCF Admin on October 25th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Research presented at the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Annual Food and Nutrition Conference suggests ingesting more protein over the course of one’s entire day instead of concentrating it during dinner time. As we age it becomes harder for our bodies to synthesize muscle proteins and keep our lean muscle mass. However, simply eating more protein is not the answer. Currently, servings from the protein group are limited because of heart-unhealthy saturated fat and a desire ...

“Moderate” Crucial for Women’s Exercise

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A team of researchers lead by Steriani Elavsky at Penn State University has found that women between the ages of 40 and 60 respond better to moderate rather than vigorous exercise. According to Elavsky, the group of women who exercised moderately were two-times more likely to feel energized, confident and willing to continue exercising in the future. Elavsky notes that middle-aged women are one of the least-active groups when it comes to exercise and are ...