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Even A Small Amount Of Physical Activity Helps Your Brain!

Even A Small Amount Of Physical Activity Helps Your Brain!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

A small randomized controlled trial, with 60 participants, adds to the evidence that physical activity, even in small amounts, is good for you.  In this study, just published in The International Journal of Clinical Practice, participants were 70 years old and sedentary. Half the participants did an interval aerobic program for 30-minutes, twice a week,...

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Why Is The Boston Marathon So Addictive?

Why Is The Boston Marathon So Addictive?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

The sun is shining and there’s a cool breeze from the south.  At the 16th mile mark two townships meet and a 200 year old bright white church sits at the juncture.  Here the old stone walls make a perfect place to sit and watch the event unfold on the street.  Vendors sell flags and noisemakers, loaded down pizza delivery men search for the...

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I Like to Move It, Move It: MOVEmber

I Like to Move It, Move It: MOVEmber

Posted by on Nov 1, 2015 in Blog, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

What’s A Mo? Worldwide, upper lips will be lost from this day through the next 30, as the mo takes over.  It’s November 1st, the beginning of Movember, a fundraising effort for men’s health that’s been going on since 2003. The Movember Foundation has supported awareness programs and scientific research on prostate cancer, testicular...

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Hope, Mice, Social Media and Lung Cancer

Hope, Mice, Social Media and Lung Cancer

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog, Lung cancer | 0 comments

Lung Cancer Facts In 2014, its been estimated that there will be  224,210 new cases of lung cancer and 159,260 deaths in the US.  Sadly, one of the people lost was a brilliant young woman that we featured last year, Jessica Rice.  She died March 14, 2014, after  2 1/2 years of treatment at age 32. Lung cancer patient survival rates have not increased...

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Weight loss and breast cancer survivorship: Positive Results

Weight loss and breast cancer survivorship: Positive Results

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer | 0 comments

It’s time to add another tick in the pro column for exercise and weight loss. SHAPE-2 Two studies provide support to the importance of physical activity and weight loss. In a study called SHAPE-2, researchers wanted to find out if there was a reason to lose weight and become physically active. Guess what? The answer is a definite yes! Investigators in the...

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Let’s Get Physical: Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship

Let’s Get Physical: Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Fatigue and Cancer Treatment You’ve finished treatment but you still feel fatigue.  Fatigue is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy and cancer treatment that can continue after treatment.  It doesn’t seem logical but research indicates that physical activity can help. Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship The Centers for...

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Yosemite Sam-osis: Behavioral Change Revisited

Yosemite Sam-osis: Behavioral Change Revisited

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Take a minute, watch beginning of this video (sorry, only available for US viewers)! http://youtu.be/nMxIKS-z4Go The first time I heard Yosemite Sam’s song I laughed out loud.  I love Yosemite’s dance and the pride he exudes in “sticking to his guns.” Then while at the Symposium for Connected Health 2013, I found myself thinking of this song. ...

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