Anchorage News

Low-impact ways to get out in the winter

Get out and get active this winter

 

Even when it’s cold, especially when it’s cold, it’s important to stay active. So many of our favorite winter activities are high-impact and difficult to enjoy when undergoing treatment. Get creative and find new ways to stay in shape. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Holidays without the hustle

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The holidays can be exhausting for everyone. This year, make a commitment to do the holidays without the hustle. If you’re in treatment and don’t have the stamina for your usual holiday festivities, there are still things you can do to honor your traditions and celebrate with your family.

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Cancer Bites: November Recipe // Spiced Pumpkin Soup with Carrot and Sweet Potato

Pumpkin soup

 

If you’re ready to fully embrace the holidays, this recipe is the way to do it. It checks all the boxes of a winter recipe with pumpkin, sweet potato, carrot and spices. It even has great potential health benefits. Pumpkin has many health benefits, one being that it is rich in beta-carotene; beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant. Research has suggested that a diet rich in beta-carotene may reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

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Breathe easy, Alaska

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Photo credit: American Lung Association Alaska 

 

Last weekend we were honored to join in the American Lung Association for their Breathe Easy Breakfast at the Bill Sheffield Alaska Railroad Depot. The brunch and fundraiser brought together supporters of the American Lung Association to focus on the mission of breathing easier.

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Run for Women, more than just a race

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Every year, thousands of people run and walk the downtown streets of Anchorage at the annual Run for Women. The Run for Women is one of the largest all-women runs in the whole nation and since it’s conception in 1993, $4.4 million in cash and donated mammograms have been raised and distributed to organizations associated with breast cancer. The donated mammograms go to low-income women to ensure that everyone receives the testing and treatment they deserve. The event is completely volunteer-run.

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