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True or False? 9 Popular Exercise Myths Explained

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Exercising is important for overall wellness and should be part of a healthy lifestyle that also includes a nutritious diet. Getting the motivation to exercise and to stick with an exercise plan can be a challenge for some because of many popular misconceptions. Weight loss should not be the primary measurement of physical activity and being active does not balance out with hours spent on the couch. Are these statements true or false? “You should stretch before exercising?” “Lifting ...

Power of Suggestion May Be Simple Exercise Motivator

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 8th, 2012 | 2 Comments »
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A recent study found that simply posting signs suggesting individuals take the stairs is successful in motivating people to skip the elevator. Each sign featured the messages “Burn calories, not electricity. Take the stairs." and "Walking up the stairs just 2 minutes a day helps prevent weight gain. It also helps the environment." Researchers tested their theory in three buildings in New York: a three-story health clinic, an eight-story academic site and a 10-story affordable housing ...

Keep Your Fall Workout on Track

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
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For blogger Tina Haupert, fall often leads to a lull in her exercise routine. Contributing to her lack of motivation is the cold weather and the fact that her New Year’s resolutions haven’t kicked in yet. Coupled with all the travel and hubbub of the holiday season it’s hard for anyone to find the time or willpower to stick to their routine. Luckily, Tina has four tips to keep you exercising throughout the holiday season. Put ...

Using Your Smartphone as a Trainer

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Tom Sims, The New York Times’ sports blogger, believes smartphones have become increasingly easy, affordable and effective alternatives to gyms and personal trainers. Downloadable fitness apps have the ability to do anything from tracking your running routes to teaching you new workouts, all while listening to your favorite tunes and keeping detailed records. Here are Tom’s picks for effective fitness apps: Endomondo and RunKeeper map your running and walking routes using GPS. Once your routes are ...