EXERCISE is a vital component of a cancer fighter’s treatment and survivorship plan. There is an abundance of evidence-based research that demonstrates the benefits of exercise in reducing the onset and recurrence of cancer. There are other benefits associated with exercise, such as reducing cancer-related fatigue and lowering the risk of lymphedema. Below are some resources to help you incorporate exercise into your regular routine.
Rehab Recovery and Rejuvenation Cancer Program
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific
2 x a week, 60 min. sessions
$80 / month or $15 / class
After Breast Cancer Exercise Program
Kapiolani Women’s Center
1 x a week, 45 min. sessions
$45 for 6 weeks (financial assistance available)
Exercises for Cancer Survivors
by Carol Michaels and Maria Drozda
by Lorenzo Cohen and Alison Jeffries
We’ve compiled a collection of videos published by other organizations on this topic. You can view the videos in the playlist on our website: breastcancerhawaii.com/youtube
IN THE NEWS
Fitness May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Sept. 6, 2017, New York Times
June 13, 2018, Harvard Health
Exercise Benefits Cancer Patients Even 4 Years Later
Feb.19, 2018, Medscape
Start small...go for short walks
Find a partner...keep each other accountable
Join a class...they’re great because you don’t have to think about what exercises to do. Leave the thinking to the instructor / trainer :)
Use an app to track your progress...earning badges on apps like Fitbit and Runkeeper can keep you motivated
Sign up for an event...Make it a goal to build up enough stamina to finish a 5K and claim that medal!
TIPS FROM A SURVIVOR...
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