Category Archives: exercise and cancer

Preventing Cancer Through Exercise

Last Friday, Feb. 4, was World Cancer Day. In the midst of the flurry of statements and press releases from around the world were new exercise recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health. The … Continue reading

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Well, then

I have joined the “Well, then” community. “Well, then” is an online community dedicated to improving health and wellness. Members share ideas of how we can all lead healthier lives.  The site (www.wellthen.org) was started by Harvard Pilgrim. I have … Continue reading

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Get Moving! – from Coping with Cancer Magazine

My article in Coping with Cancer magazine is now available online. Check it out for tips on starting an exercise program and safely progressing. And, of course, I offer some ideas on fitting exercise into your busy life. Click here to … Continue reading

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Coping with Cancer Magazine (p.16)

If you find yourself sitting in your doctor’s waiting room this month, check out Coping with Cancer Magazine. I have an article, “Get Moving”, on p.16 of the May/June issue, offering tips on starting and progressing with exercise during and … Continue reading

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World Cancer Day

Today, Feb. 4, is World Cancer Day. The day is brought about by organizations such as the International Union Against Cancer and the World Health Organization. The WHO estimates that 84 million people will die from cancer between 2005 and … Continue reading

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The Number 2 Reason for Exercise

Poop. Yes, I’m going to write about poop, a subject most people don’t give too much thought to. When I started climbing I thought a lot about it. Mountaineering distills life to it’s most basic elements: food, water, the need … Continue reading

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Health Watch Radio

Please join me today (7-14) at 4:00pm EST, as I discuss exercise and cancer on Health Watch Radio with Dianne Gregg. I will talk about the challenges and the benefits of exercise during all stages of treatment and beyond, as … Continue reading

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Exercise and Breast Cancer – What Do We Know?

When people talk about the benefits of exercise for cancer survivors, they often talk about quality of life issues: greater feeling of control, easing side effects of treatment, improved self image. But there are plenty of data showing benefits for … Continue reading

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The Power of Choice

In the Happy Days blog of the New York Times earlier this week, Leonard Mlodinow wrote about the limits of control. We all know of too many examples of the negative effects of control: “control freaks” who strive to control … Continue reading

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Cancer Treatments Do Not Affect Cardiovascular Fitness

New research shows that many cancer treatments do not affect the cardiovascular fitness levels of cancer survivors. Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center presented their findings May 28, at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. The … Continue reading

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