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Lacking Time? Here’s How to Sneak More Fitness into Your Day

Time is often listed as the most significant barrier to being physically active. Between work, time with family and friends, having a social life, maintaining a house, and everything in between, finding time to be active can be extremely difficult. However, if you’re resourceful, you can find nontraditional ways to incorporate more fitness into your daily routine, without a visit to the gym.

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Goal Setting: How to Set a Goal … and Keep It!

Many of us start a new year with a goal in mind. Whether it be saving more money, getting a new job, being more active, or eating better, it’s important to set goals. However, setting a goal and keeping that goal are two very different things.

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Walk your way to health.

Walking is a great way to start on your path to becoming more physically active. It’s free and can be easily incorporated into your daily routine.

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Reduce your risk of getting diabetes.

Diabetes is a condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. It causes your body to produce little to no insulin, or to not use insulin properly. Unlike Type 1 diabetes, which has no known cause, the development of Type 2 diabetes is associated with several risk factors, such as:

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A screening can help detect lung cancer early.

Are you or have you been a smoker? Lung cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States and Delaware. Smoking is the No. 1 risk factor for lung cancer — in the U.S., cigarette smoking is linked to an estimated 85 to 90 percent of lung cancers.

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If you remember picture-tube TVs, you should picture yourself getting a colon cancer screening.

Did you spend time with Laverne & Shirley, the Bunkers, the Jeffersons, Mork from Ork, and the Six Million Dollar Man? Do you remember watching the U.S. Olympic hockey team’s miracle on ice, stretched out in front of your family’s RCA Victor console TV? Although all of these shows and events happened more than 30 years ago, they’re reminders that you’re at the age for a screening of a very different kind.

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You can prevent colon cancer by getting screened.

In Delaware and in the United States, colon cancer arising in the large bowel — also known as colorectal cancer — is the third-most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women, and it’s also the second-most common cause of cancer death. Although it is possible to develop colon cancer at any age, 90 percent of diagnoses happen after age 50.

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Healthy Delaware Update: Healthy Tips

Happy New Year! By now, you’re probably working toward that New Year’s resolution. Whether it’s eating better, exercising more, or finally putting out the cigarettes for good, we hope your resolution will help you better yourself.

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Focus on Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.1 And while older women are more likely to get the disease, all women are at risk. There’s no preventative screening for ovarian cancer. Therefore, it’s important for women to know their own body and what’s normal, so that they can recognize any signs or symptoms.

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Focus on Lung Cancer Awareness

Lung cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in Delaware — and the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in Delaware and the U.S. Nationally, each year, an average of 411 people per day die from lung cancer.

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Focus on Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink shirts. Pink bracelets. Even pink hair. Every year during this month, there’s always an outpouring of support for the fight to end breast cancer. And while the month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important to raise awareness year-round.

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Focus on Cancer Awareness

Cancer is a scary word. In today’s world, almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by this terrible disease. In addition to being physically active and eating healthy, there is something else you can do to keep yourself healthy: get screened.

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Focus on Prostate Cancer Awareness

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males in the U.S. and Delaware — but not all prostate cancers are the same. Not everyone experiences the same symptoms, and some men may not show any symptoms at all. That’s why it’s important to know what risk factors increase your chance of developing prostate cancer.Read More 

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Focus on Diabetes and Cancer

Eating healthy and taking care of yourself is more important than ever. Research conducted by the American Cancer Society shows that Type 2 diabetes is linked to certain types of cancer. Managing your health and getting screened for diabetes and cancer can help you avoid complications down the road.

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Focus on Skin Cancer Prevention

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and with summer right around the corner, we encourage you to educate yourself on this highly preventable disease with ways to stay sun safe all year long

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Focus on Physical Activity

Flowers are blooming, and the days are growing longer. Spring is officially in the air! Now is the perfect time to improve your health with physical activity. From reducing your risk for chronic disease to improving your moods, being more physically active can have some big health benefits.

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Focus on Colon Cancer

If you are 50 or older, or have a family history of colon cancer, it’s important that you get screened. Know when and how often you should be screened, and find out what factors put you at a greater risk for colon cancer.

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