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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Wet Workouts

When was the last time you were staying at a resort that offered aqua fitness classes? Usually it is some sort of aqua aerobics or Zumba class. You watch with amusement and embarrassment for the participants as they awkwardly move through the water doing what looks likes very little real exercise. Before you write all water exercise off as pointless, consider the benefits of the following new water fitness trends.

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AQUA YOGA
This variation of yoga often makes the practice more available to beginners, those with limitations, and injuries. The gentle support of the water allows many people the opportunity to discover ranges of motion that they might find inaccessible on land. Many people also find that there is a mind/body connection that they are able to identify as they work from pose to pose. 

Pilates In The Pool
Pilates is making a name for itself with younger fitness enthusiasts, professional athletes, and seniors alike. Pilates in the pool seems to be drawing attention from those very same groups who are looking for muscle conditioning exercises. Many Pilates classes in the pool use floating dumbbells or noodles to allow students to do many traditional Pilates moves such as plank. The instability of the water makes may exercises more challenging forcing students to pay extra attention to their breathing and posture. If you feel like you have a strong sense of core control and balance, give this class a try.

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Standup Paddleboarding
Those fitness enthusiasts looking for a total body workout with a mindfulness component might enjoy standup paddleboarding. SUP is a great low impact form of exercise that uses all major muscle groups at one point or another.  One added bonus of over all improved strength from SUP is increased balance. While on the board small stabilizing muscles must constantly be contracting in order to keep you on your board. Becoming more balanced in the unstable water will make maintaining balance on land much easier.

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Next time you get the opportunity to try one of these low impact workouts, give it a try. You might be surprised that they are more challenging than you think. 

If you are ready to start a training program but are not sure where to start, visit us at Truve where we can set you up with an in person or virtual training program today.