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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 26 - July 2, 1998 - 35 Cancer Wa Lch Getting fit reduces the risk of developing cancer The barbecue grill creeps out of the garage, the picnic basket and cooler make their way to the front of the closet, and bathing suits, shorts and sundresses find their way to the top of the drawer - like it or not. Summer is here, and while its arrival brings warmer weather and enjoyable outdoor activities, many people wish they had some extra time to lose their winter waistlines. But it's never too late to start becoming more conscious of the foods you eat, or of which you eat too much, and of getting regular exercise. Losing weight is easier for some people than others, as is evidenced by diet fads and pills seen in mag- azine ads and on the shelves of the stores every day. But eating a healthy, low-fat diet and getting regular exercise throughout the week is something from which everyone can benefit, whether it helps people lose 20 pounds, 5 pounds or just makes one feel bet- Mammography van in Lewes July 28 Mammography of Delaware will have its mobile van at Lewes Senior Center from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 28. To make an appointment, call 800-654-0606. Bosom Buddies meets July 21 at Beebe Beebe Medical Center sponsors Bosom Buddies at 3 p.m., every third Tuesday. The next meeting will be on July 21 in the Tunnelll Cancer Center conference room. The support group is for women living with breast cancer, whether they are newly diagnosed, cur- rently undergoing treatment or are long-time survivors. Call 645-3770 for information. One Day at a Time to meet July 6 One Day at a Time, a mutual support group for people with life- threatening illnesses, their fami- lies and other interested people, will meet at 1 p.m., Monday, July Free Blood Pressure Screenings The American Heart Association is offering free blood pressure screenings in July. Screenings are as follows: Wednesday, July 1 Millsboro EdgehilL 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lewes Senior Center. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 Nanticoke Crossing Edgehill, Long Neck Road: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Peddlers Village Edgehill. 10 a.m - I p.m. ter overall. The American Insti- tute of Cancer Research offers some simple tips on losing weight the healthy way and on getting fit for summer. Exercise is a key factor on long- term weight loss for a few rea- sons. Through regular exercise, the body is forced to use more calories than it takes in; it draws on stored energy, or fat, for its fu- el. In the beginning, mainly water and lean muscle protein are lost, but as weight loss continues, the body will burn more fat and less protein. Physical activity helps burn fat, instead of lean muscle protein, by increasing metabolism. A daily walking regimen, gradually ex- tending the length and distance of the walks over time, or participa- tion in community athletic events, such as walks and runs sponsored by various charities;arealso good ways to increase fitness. There are also softball and vol- leyball leagues to join. Being on a 6, at Beebe Medical Center. For more information, call the Beebe Medical Center Oncology Department at 645-3770. Buddies are there for anyone with need P.L.Active provides buddy ser- vices that go beyond the more tra- ditional, long-term buddy ser- vices. For information, call 644-4791. P.LActive offers support for heterosexuals P.L.Active, an AIDS support organization, will soon be offering a support group for heterosexuals who are HIV positive or who have AIDS. The group will meet for nine weeks, Thursday evenings, at St. Peter's Church in Lewes. For more information, call 644- 4791. HIV/AIDS support group meets weekly P.L.Active weekly support groups for people living with KEEP HYDRATED To ensttre that you are well-hy- drated before you exercise, drink two cups of water or sports drink two-hours beforehand. To avoid at regular intervals. For exercise, begin drinking early and at regu- lar intervals. For exercises lasting an hour or less, four to six ounces of cool water every 15 to 20 min- utes. Submitted by Robert Cairo. licensed physical therapist. Tidewater Physical Therapy, 945-5111. team can sometimes provide the extra motivation needed to get a daily dose of exercise. When it comes to food, it is best not to focus on counting calories and fat grams; instead, focus should be on a more balanced diet, with an emphasis on plant-based foods. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are naturally lower in fat and calories and are crucial to overall good health. Pay special attention to snack food items, since this is where unnecessary, fatty foods can sneak into a diet. Learn to change snacking habits to eating raw veggies, fresh fruit, air-popped popcorn or pretzels. For those who crave sweets after a meal, reach for some fresh fruit instead of a rich dessert. Changes that may seem small also add up, like switching from whole milk to skim or 1 percent milk and using chicken stock in- stead of oil or butter to cook. Health experts recommend a HIV/AIDS at St. Peter's Church in Lewes. Groups gather at 6 p.m., Thursdays, and at 1 p.m., Fridays. Those interested in attending should call ahead, 644-4791. gradual weight loss of 1 to 2 pounds per week. Weight wasn't gained overnight; it will not be lost overnight. A slow and steady pace will help shed body fat while building muscle, which makes it easier to keep weight off. For a free brochure with more tips on how to trim down, send a self-addressed, stamped 55-cent, business-sized envelope to Ameri- can Institute for Cancer Research, Department TD, PO Box 97167, Washington, D.C. 20090-7167. DAVID AUGUST, D.O. BOARD CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRIST RED MILL CENTER 467 Highway One, Lewes 645-9076 f Bayside Health, fo the ity since 1988.