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©2018 BREAST CANCER HAWAII

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.

LOCAL CLASSES

Rehab Recovery and Rejuvenation Cancer Program
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific
2 x a week, 60 min. sessions
$80 / month or $15 / class
(808) 566-3762
 

After Breast Cancer Exercise Program
Kapiolani Women’s Center
1 x a week, 45 min. sessions
$45 for 6 weeks (financial assistance available)
(808) 527-2588

WEBSITES

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society

MD Anderson Cancer Center

BOOKS

Exercises for Cancer Survivors 
by Carol Michaels and Maria Drozda

Anticancer Living 
by Lorenzo Cohen and Alison Jeffries

Exercises for Cancer Wellness: Restoring Energy and Vitality While Fighting Fatigue
by William Smith

VIDEOS

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

Exercise as Part of Cancer Treatment

June 13, 2018, Harvard Health

 

Exercise Benefits Cancer Patients Even 4 Years Later
Feb.19, 2018, Medscape

Start small...go for short walks

1.

Find a partner...keep each other accountable

2.

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 :)

3.

Use an app to track your progress...earning badges on apps like Fitbit and Runkeeper can keep you motivated

4.

Sign up for an event...Make it a goal to build up enough stamina to finish a 5K and claim that medal!

5.

TIPS FROM A SURVIVOR...

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