Category Archives: exercise and chemotherapy

Protect Yourself from Germs? – Get Moving!

Labor Day is over, summer has ended (even if it doesn’t feel like it here in the Northeast). Vacations are done, kids are getting back to school, and now cold and flu season approaches. With kids and adults exposed to … Continue reading

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No Magic Pill

Yesterday’s Life-Cise Daily Tip was “No, exercise is not magic. There is no magic pill. But exercise can help.” I wrote that because I had been thinking a lot about the role of exercise for cancer survivors. There had been … Continue reading

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Maybe An Apology Is Necessary (but not for everything)

I’ve been thinking a lot about the anonymous comment to my last post. Anonymous thinks I am completely insensitive to cancer patients and all they are going through by suggesting a little exercise might be good. I am troubled that … Continue reading

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What Are You Waiting For?

I ran into a friend the other day. We spent a few minutes on the street catching up. After talking through all of our recent doc visits (she’s also a cancer survivor), talk turned to more fun things – exercise. … Continue reading

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Blueberries!!!

While I’m up playing the Lake George Opera Festival in Saratoga, I’ve managed to get a lot of exercise (always important for me, even when I’m away from home). In the last week, I’ve gotten in a couple of good (but … 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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Exercise and Your Brain (it can help with dementia, can it help with chemo-brain?)

There is a growing body of evidence that exercise improves thinking and memory. Two recent studies published in Archives of Neurology add to that evidence. In one study, from the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs … Continue reading

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It’s Flu Season – Want to Boost Your Immune System?

We’re in the midst of flu season. Just how many news features have you seen on H1N1 virus? How many conversations with friends and neighbors? How many FaceBook updates about the flu? There are two things you can do to … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy – Poison With A Plan

I’m going to take a brief break from writing about fitness issues to vent. As reported in the NY Post and Huffington Post, Suzanne Somers has said that Patrick Swayze was poisoned by chemotherapy. She says the chemo destroyed his … 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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