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Fall into a new workout routine

Did you know that only 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. get the recommended weekly levels of physical activity? That means only 20 percent of us are moving enough! There’s lots of evidence that being physically active can help lower your risk of several types of cancer, including colon cancer, breast cancer and endometrial […]

How to stay health-conscious on vacation

Summer is prime vacation time, which means a chance to escape the daily grind and enjoy some time off. It can be easy to adopt a “treat yourself” mentality on vacation, but indulging in too many unhealthy choices can increase your cancer risk. Here are some tips for staying healthy while having fun: Eat wisely […]

Food, fun, and family – healthy 4th of July tips

Every Fourth of July, friends and family gather across the U.S. for fun and celebration. Independence Day parties often include sun, sports, and, of course, scrumptious foods! Here are some tips for staying healthy while having fun: Stay safe in the sun. Wear red in your outfit, not on your skin! Everyone wants to spend time […]

Women’s Health Week: Make time for your health

In the United States, one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime, and research shows that up to half of these cases are preventable. Busy schedules can make prioritizing your health a real challenge, but the health choices you  make daily can help reduce your risk for several types of cancer. […]

Top tips to take your workout to the next level

It takes only 30 minutes of exercise per day to help you lose weight, decrease your risk for chronic diseases and reduce your stress levels. With that in mind, these last few summer months are the perfect time to ramp up your workout game. Here are a few tips on how you can take your […]

Women's Health Week

Every year, the week after Mother’s Day is recognized as Women’s Health Week to remind women to put themselves first and take control of their health. With work, family and countless other responsibilities, it can be hard to make time for exercising, cooking healthy meals or going to the doctor. Take time for yourself this […]

Walk Together- 10,000 Steps A Day

Wearable technology like Fitbit and apps that can track your steps have been growing in popularity, and Americans are making an effort to get up and get walking. But is hitting that coveted 10,000 steps a day really making a difference? In short, the answer is yes. 10,000 steps is an estimation of the physical activity […]

Winter-Proof Your Workout

Don’t let the cold be an excuse not to exercise. If you enjoy outdoor workouts, you can keep them up all year long despite winter weather. Snow is a great resistance builder—running in snow increases your calorie burn with every stride. Make sure you’re prepared for an outdoor workout with these health and safety tips: […]

Make Your Work Day Healthier During National Employee Wellness Month

Today’s guest blog comes from Nicole Handler, a personal trainer, in honor of National Employee Wellness Month. The main reason I workout is for physical health, and I’m not just talking about having a good BMI. We know that leading a healthy lifestyle is critical to keeping some diseases at bay, including cancer. And since […]

Lifestyle Matters Seminar on Capitol Hill

The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program held an event at the U.S. Capitol in March for National Nutrition Month to focus on the important role that lifestyle factors, such as a healthy diet, exercise, social support and the environment play in reducing one’s risk for cancer.