Saturday, January 5, 2013
Learn how to get healthy and fit without getting broke.
The number one thing Americans resolve to do, year after year, is to lose weight and get healthy. But if you've ever shopped the organic aisle at the grocery store, or gotten caught in a long-term gym membership contract, you know that getting healthy can be quite expensive. It is possible, however, to adopt a healthier lifestyle and not end up with an emaciated bank account. Gym memberships - If you're considering purchasing a gym membership, choose one that's conveniently located, and take a tour. Get the details about membership plans, and compare the costs. If you intend to stick with it, you may be able to negotiate a better monthly rate by signing up for a longer contract, but be aware of the cancellation procedures. Know that in …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around the Montco area to help you stay healthy.
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Spring-Ford Area School District employees lose 285 pounds in district-wide weight loss challenge that raises money for SNAP.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The following release was submitted by Phil Ellingsworth Jr., representing the Spring-Ford Area School District: LIMERICK — Spring-Ford Area School District employees lost a collective 285.2 pounds over the last three months as part of an annual districtwide weight loss challenge, which also doubled as a fundraiser for SNAP (Students Need an Alternative Party) — the committee that organizes the high school’s annual post-prom party. To participate in the second annual Spring-Ford Weight Loss Challenge, employees agreed to donate $10 to SNAP, and then joined in a competition to see which building’s employees could lose the most weight. The contest, which brought in $620 for SNAP, began Jan. 6 and ended March 23. The buildings that lost the …