For the #OSUtakeover, we wanted to give students what they really want. So we are ecstatic to announce our FLIP off Cancer scholarship and internship that will be awarded at the end of our campaign. We want you to show us … Continue reading
Join The PRactice as we aim to make OSU the most preventative campus in the country! Our student organization has control of FLIP for three weeks as part of our efforts to spread the mission of cancer prevention around campus. … Continue reading
It’s free! We are growing a movement of cancer prevention enthusiasts. We are devoting a lot of time and energy to make this program as beneficial as possible for you… and the cost to you, $0! Receive the “FLIP your life” … Continue reading
Although FLIP’s mission is cancer prevention, we’ll never pass up the opportunity to help friends, family and other charities by supporting their causes. Great friends and former co-workers (from Weber) are putting on a ping pong tournament to raise money to … Continue reading
So what does ‘Make the FLIP’ mean? The simple answer is… anything you want it to. For me, personally, it is a mental shift – starting to make the connection between how I live and how I feel. It’s about … Continue reading
Who do you prevent cancer for? FLIP is teaming up with the Prevent Cancer Foundation to help spread #preventcancer4. They are looking for new and creative ways for followers to engage in the campaign and share the message. FLIP is … Continue reading
You have your new expensive camera and you’ve read Photography for Dummies, so you’re ready to bypass the competition (with their fancy photography classes) and jump-start your new aspiring side career. Or maybe you’re pretty much the best cell phone … Continue reading
Welcome to the Summer FLIP! Don’t just float through the rest of the summer… THRIVE with FLIP! We will be connecting you to new ideas, events, COMMUNITY partners, challenges, contests, GIVE AWAYS and a kickn PARTY at then end of summer (so everyone can … Continue reading
FLIP is sponsoring a day dedicated to cancer prevention awareness on Saturday Sept, 8th. Our biggest goal is to help people realize how preventable cancer is. We already know how much it sucks… now let’s forget about cancer and talk … Continue reading
So far this summer we’ve promoted the benefits of getting back in the water/swimming and we featured a biking addition connecting you with Yay Bikes! rides. Of course these are great ways to have fun and stay active, but if biking, swimming, or running isn’t your thing… that’s totally fine. You don’t have to become a fitness junky to reap the benefits of ‘just moving.’
“Physical inactivity causes 1 in 10 deaths worldwide, according to a series of studies released in British medical journal The Lancet, putting it on par with the dangers of smoking and obesity…Specifically, Harvard researchers say, inactivity caused an increase in deaths from coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breast and colon cancers and caused more than 5.3 million deaths in 2008 worldwide.” (cnn.com)
What does our Team of Experts have to say about the issue?
I had a conversation with Dr. Marsh from OSU Medical last week and he was telling me about ‘Blue Zones’, areas where the people live measurably longer lives. Amongst other key factors Dr. Marsh said one of the secrets to longevity in these areas is that the people move more. “They aren’t necessarily focused on fitness, instead they move as a way of life.” They walk more and ride bikes more. They aren’t accustomed to sitting for long hours in an office or sitting for long hours at home. They ‘just move.’
Build your own culture of daily movement!
To lower your risk or of preventable disease we aren’t suggesting you have to move to some small village in the Mediterranean to adopt a more active culture. For many of us, it’s easier than we think. It starts with a ‘flip’ or a mindset shift ‘I am going to move more during the day.’ Then decided how you want to make it a part of your life. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Ideas from FLIP’s wellness coach, Sally Kennedy:
Sally’s list of things to do this summer: (go on a picnic, go camping, volunteer, help an older neighbor with their yardwork, attend a concert, turn the TV off and go for a walk, organize a scavenger hunt.) read more.
Sally’s 5 tips for breaking through procrastination:
Work it in. For me personally, I found the best way to get more movement in during the day is to incorporate it into my office routine (frequent trips away from the desk, finding a place to stand and work instead of sitting, stretching, shadow boxing, using small weights I keep at my desk).
Join Walk With a Doc for walks on the weekends http://www.walkwithadoc.org/
Check out SparkPeople’s list of 40 things to try when you don’t want to work out
Try a new event! Here’s an event with a little liquid motivation along the way: Tap N Run this Saturday in Columbus. Walk or run and enjoy delicious brews along the way!
Find someone to move with! I think one of the great poet’s of our time, Ludacris said it best… “when I move, you move” – just like that.