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by Paula Gallagher | October 28, 2013
If you are a woman over 50 , concerned about your risk for breast cancer… go for a walk. A long one.
A new study from the American Cancer Society suggests that post menopausal woman can reduce the risk of breast cancer by walking regularly. Researchers found that in the absence of other vigorous physical activity, walking an hour a day cut the risk of developing the disease. More specifically, those who walked at a leisurely pace of 2.9 miles per hour for an hour a day reduced their breast cancer risk by 14% and those that picked up the pace to 4.5 miles per hour for 1 hour a day reduced the risk by 25%. (more…)
by Paula Gallagher | October 16, 2013
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most of you know this. But did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers? About 1 in 8 women (12%) in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. This is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
Exercise, diet and early detection play huge roles in reducing breast cancer risk, as well as increasing survival rates.
To learn more about what you can do to decrease your risk, check out these blogs:
And if you are donating to breast cancer causes, you may want to read this blog about where your really money goes when you give.
by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | September 25, 2013
Are your hanging onto your “fat clothes?”
Let’s say you lost some weight, and let’s say you’ve done this in the past where you’ve lost and then you’ve gained it back, lost and gained, lost and gained, etc. You have a variety of sizes to choose from in your closet, that you go to depending on where you are on your journey towards finding a healthy and comfortable weight.
While it’s not making you happy, this yo-yo cycling may be something that’s become unfortunately… very familiar.
Now let’s imagine that, as it’s happened before, life throws you a curveball and you let go of some of your new healthy habits. You notice that the weight starts to creep back up again. Sure, you’re not happy with the weight gain, but there’s a slight sense of relief because while the size you’ve been wearing is too tight, you know that when the weight creeps up, no worries, you have that bigger size in your closet to go back to for just this reason. (more…)
by Jared Rice | August 19, 2013
Have you ever kept a diet diary, writing down in detail every morsel of food you eat? What about an exercise log, tracking your workouts and fitness progress?
These methods have been used as assessment and diagnostic tools for years by nutritionists and trainers. In addition to being valuable for professionals, food and exercise logging can be a great way to raise personal awareness of your own habits, identifying how frequently you actually get outside for a run, or just how many cookies you consume over an entire day of having just one here and there.
The world of technology and apps has revolutionized this traditionally tedious process. (more…)
by Village Green Admin | August 2, 2013
Join us this Sunday as host Dana Laake and her special guest Steven Shafarman discuss FlexAware® – a holisistic approach to movement and breathing exercises for health and fitness.
Steven Shafarman is the creator of FlexAware®, an approach to healing, fitness, and exercise that helps people of all ages and all health conditions breathe freely and move easily. Steven is an author, teacher and leading Feldenkrais Method practitioner. He is the author of the FlexAware Fitness DVD and six books, including Awareness Heals: The Feldenkrais Method for Dynamic Health.
Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web.
Last week’s show was on varying approaches for a nutrient-rich diet. Click to Listen.