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Join us, Monday, March 1st at 10:45am for strength building with ACSM certified Exercise Cancer Specialist, Amy Strom. This class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays and will use hand weights, resistance bands, and your body weight. Be ready to get your fitness on! No previous experience needed, all skills levels are welcome to join. Click HERE to view the calendar and sign up.
Regular exercise can improve your mental and physical health during every treatment phase. Some treatments may cause muscle weakness. Muscle loss often happens when a person is less active while being treated. Strength training is here to help you maintain and build stronger muscles. A program that meets your needs can be a safe and successful way to improve well-being.
Following a well-designed exercise plan during and after treatment may be able to:
- Lower the chance of having physical side effects, such as fatigue, neuropathy, lymphedema, osteoporosis, and nausea
- Reduce the risk of depression and anxiety
- Keep you as mobile and independent as possible
- Improve your balance to reduce fall injuries
- Prevent muscle loss and build strength
- Improve sleep
- Make your treatment more effective at destroying tumor cells
- Improve survival rates for certain cancers, such as breast cancer and colorectal cancer
- Improve quality of life
During treatment, it is important to progress slowly and to listen to your body’s needs. This builds up your level of activity and keeps you from getting discouraged. Exercise in a safe environment that supports your immune system, while drinking plenty of water and eating a nutrient dense, balanced diet.