Thursday, September 18, 2014
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PJ Hamel's Posts

Stay Healthy – Keep Moving!

You don’t have to trek to the gym to exercise. There are plenty of ways to burn calories, build strength, and stay limber right in the comfort of your own home.   Exercise is a proven breast-cancer preventive: women who exercise are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than more sedentary women.    Yet too many of us... Read moreChevron

Breast Cancer Online: Top Apps

It’s challenging to wade through all the hundreds of breast cancer apps out there. Here are the ones I feel are truly useful to women dealing with breast cancer.    Wouldn’t it be nice, the next time you’re visiting your oncologist, to be able to take out your iPhone and tell the doctor exactly what side effects you... Read moreChevron

Playing to Your (Dis)Abilities: Aging and Exercise

Are you forgetful, weaker than you’d like to be, less able to multi-task? Hey, that’s Boomer life for you – after all these decades, at least we’re still alive! Here are some hints for turning the vagaries of aging into something positive: exercise.   As the years pile up and our bodies break down, we gradually accept... Read moreChevron

How to Beat Exercise Block: 5 Tips for Boomers

Exercise. Exercise. EXERCISE. It’s all you hear these days, isn’t it? But as we get older – and seem to lose energy as quickly as we gain weight – exercise becomes more a guilt-inducing word than part of a healthy lifestyle. Here are five tips for getting past the “I hate exercise” barrier.   Do you like... Read moreChevron

Research Roundup: Progress Towards a Breast Cancer Cure

This month’s top news stories from the world of breast cancer research – and their potential impact on you.   Does taking birth control pills increase breast cancer risk? A new study says yes. But hold on; the news isn’t as distressing as it might seem.   An article printed early this month in the online journal Cancer... Read moreChevron