Increased Cancer Risks in Young Adults

Obesity-related cancers are on the rise among young adult Americans. Recent studies have show that 6/12 obesity-related cancers have had a significant increase in young adults, with even greater increases with successively younger generations.

When compared to people who were born 1945-1954, those born 1980-1989 had double the risk at the same age. Findings are based on 20 years of cancer incidence data in the 25 states, covering 67% of the U.S. population.

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While ones overall chances of being diagnosed with cancer are fairly slim, the data does show that we should put more emphasis on maintaining healthy body fat percentages and physical activity levels. What are some easy ways to improve your overall health and body composition?

  1. Drink 80-100 oz of water per day

  2. Aim to fill your plate with 75% veggies

  3. Fit 20 minutes of exercise in daily. As you become more fit, increase the intensity of the exercise.

Small changes can go a long way towards improving your overall health and fitness in the long run. Remember unless you are up against a life or death situation, making small consistent changes will lead to the big time results you seek.



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Fitness Valentine

Do you workout with your loved one? Does it have a positive or negative impact on your relationship? We have many couples at Truve who have been married for many years, those who have been dating for weeks and everything in between. We wanted to find out how incorporating exercise and movement into their lives has had an impact so we took our questions to our members and this is what we found out. 

Every Truve family member that we spoke to said that they experienced both positive and negative  affects on their relationships. 100% of couples said that they experienced bonding and increased attraction to one another. Some even went as far to say that their "arousal" both during and after workouts increased. Our friends over at Livestrong.com outline more about this here.  

Another aspect that was touched upon regularly as we talked to more members was the idea of a flirtatious competitiveness that formed. One Truve family member Mary said that training with her partner has pushed her to do more than she would on her own and she has found a fun flirtatious competitiveness has formed in the fitness aspect of their relationship. Conversely, Truve trainer Fernando said that he and his fiancee can get too competitive during their bodybuilding show preparation workouts and sometime need to ground themselves. However this intense competitiveness and the need to work back to center has actually helped them work on their communication. 

As far as we can see, whether you are lifting weights, hiking, dancing, or just moving with your significant other the positives far out way the negatives. Plus, if you find that you and your partner just don't love the same fitness activities, that doesn't mean you can't both compromise every once and a while join them for something they love to do. Afterall, you might just see an uptick in your love life post the workout. As out client Michelle said, "The more positive things you can do together and share, the better!"