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Alison Sweeney's Very Personal Reason for Joining the Fight Against Cancer: 'I've Lost a Lot of Loved Ones'

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Alison Sweeney's Very Personal Reason for Joining the Fight Against Cancer: 'I've Lost a Lot of Loved Ones'

Originally posted 12/01/2015 06:30PM

Alison Sweeney is using her passion for fitness to help in the fight against cancer.

The actress, 39, is a fitness ambassador for City of Hope, a research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other serious diseases. In this role, she hopes to encourage people to get active to help prevent certain types of the disease.

"Leading a healthy lifestyle, having healthy nutritional habits and getting out there and walking and exercising does reduce the risk of so many different types of cancer," Sweeney tells PEOPLE. "That is important information for people to know, that it's not just about fitting into a pair of jeans."

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Alison Sweeney’s Top Tips to Be Healthy (and Not Pack on the Lbs.) This Thanksgiving and Holiday Season

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Alison Sweeney’s Top Tips to Be Healthy (and Not Pack on the Lbs.) This Thanksgiving and Holiday Season

Originally posted 11/20/2015 02:00PM

Alison Sweeney gives pointers for staying fit during the most tempting time of the year

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Alison Sweeney: Leaving The Biggest Loser 'Wasn't an Easy Decision'

Alison Sweeney: Leaving The Biggest Loser 'Wasn't an Easy Decision'

Originally posted 09/16/2015 12:00PM

It's so hard to say goodbye.

Following last month's announcement that she was leaving The Biggest Loser after hosting the weight loss game show for eight years, Alison Sweeney admits she got a little emotional.

"Just thinking about the response I've gotten from fans and former contestants makes me tear up," Sweeney tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue. "It's been an amazing run. I'm so proud."

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The New Host of The Biggest Loser Is ... Bob Harper!

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Bob Harper Moves from Trainer to Host on The Biggest Loser

Originally posted 09/08/2015 12:00PM

Bob Harper is about to tackle The Biggest Loser from a whole new perspective.

"I'm super excited about taking the position of host on The Biggest Loser," Harper, 50, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Harper, who has been with the NBC reality weight-loss competition since it debuted in 2004, is making the move from trainer to host after it was announced longtime host Alison Sweeney would not be returning for season 17.

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Alison Sweeney: My Daughter Is a 'Free Spirit' When It Comes to Fashion

Alison Sweeney: My Daughter Is a 'Free Spirit' When It Comes to Fashion

Originally posted 08/26/2015 12:00PM

"Megan has really particular tastes, so she's very specific about what she will and will not wear," Sweeney tells PEOPLE

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Alison Sweeney Leaving The Biggest Loser

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Alison Sweeney Leaving The Biggest Loser

Originally posted 08/25/2015 05:30PM

The Biggest Loser is normally about losing weight, but now the show has lost a host.

"After an incredible run together, Alison Sweeney will not be returning as host of The Biggest Loser next season," the show's producers tell PEOPLE in a statement.

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Alison Sweeney Explains Her 'Common Sense' Approach to Healthy Eating

Alison Sweeney Talks Her Kids' Diets and Returning to Days of Our Lives

Originally posted 05/06/2015 05:15PM

After leaving her 21-year gig on Days of Our Livesto spend more time with her family, The Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney has had more time than ever to spend with kids Ben and Megan.

During an event to promote Sleep Number's Better Sleep Month on April 27, Sweeney, 38, talked to PEOPLE about the crucial health lessons she hopes to pass on to her children and how she is preparing to return to Salem for Days's 50th anniversary later this year.

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General Hospital Scores 28 Daytime Emmy Nominations

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General Hospital Scores 28 Daytime Emmy Nominations

Originally posted 03/31/2015 08:40PM

Tuesday was a good day for the cast and crew of General Hospital. The long-running soap opera picked up 28 Daytime Emmy nominations.

The awards will be held on April 26 and Betty White will be honored at the ceremony, where she'll be presented with a lifetime achievement award.

In other nods announced Tuesday, nominees for outstanding lead actress in a drama series are Maura West and Laura Wright for General Hospital, Alison Sweeney and Peggy McCay for Days of Our Lives, and Gina Tognoni for The Young and the Restless.

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Alison Sweeney: My Husband and I 'Give Each Other a Job Evaluation' on Our Anniversary

Alison Sweeney: My Husband and I 'Give Each Other a Job Evaluation' on Our Anniversary

Originally posted 02/10/2015 09:30AM

Alison Sweeney is used to seeing contestants reach major milestones as host of The Biggest Loser and a PEOPLE.com blogger, but she has a few of her own coming up.

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