Category Archives: exercise and breast cancer

Friends

Kate is hair and clothes flowing, delicate voice, searching through bags filled with tissues, snacks, books, water, pens. She is ethereal, not quite of this world. She is reading poetry, surprising me with her voice. She is in my line … Continue reading

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Back to the Mission

I just finished writing an article on exercise and breast health (yes, I’ll post a link when it’s up), and I realized I haven’t written a post on the subject for quite a while. I think I just got tired … Continue reading

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Post-October Awareness (and a little kick in the ass)

October is over, we’re on to November. No more pink, onto lungs (yes, it’s lung cancer awareness month). Except I’m not done with breast cancer awareness. I spent yesterday having breakfast and lots of coffee with a friend in Des … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivorship Forum

This weekend I’ll be leading a breast cancer survivorship forum along with Dr. Karen Karsif of Good Samaritan Hospital. I will be talking about fitness and healthy lifestyles. Topics will include survivor quality of life issues, long-term treatment and side … Continue reading

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#BCSM Tweetchat – Exercise & Breast Cancer

I’m very excited to be taking part in this week’s #BCSM Tweetchat. We’re going to be talking about breast cancer and exercise. I am thrilled that Jody Schoger (@jodyms), Alicia Staley (@stales), and Dr. Deanna Attai (@drattai) are devoting the … Continue reading

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Run, Julie, Run – Marathon Dreaming

Do you have a goal? Are you working toward something? Whether it’s a grand plan or something small, do you have a challenge? I do. I’m going to run a marathon. Or, I’m going to try. I’ve just signed up … Continue reading

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Weight Training & Lymphedema (for the Pink & Plaid Warrior and everyone else)

I get questions both here and through Life-Cise.com about lifting weights and lymphedema. I try to write about it periodically because it’s so important. As someone who had a mastectomy with free TRAM reconstruction, a full axillary node dissection, 6 weeks … Continue reading

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How Strong Is Strong?

What is enough strength? How strong is strong? Of course, strong enough is entirely up to you. There is no absolute. What is strong enough for you may not be strong enough for your best friend. What is strong now … Continue reading

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Come On Ladies, Do You Really Need More To Convince You? – new analysis shows exercise after breast cancer reduces breast cancer death by 34%

There have been numerous studies in recent years which have shown large improvements in breast cancer outcomes from exercise. On this blog, I have written about the Nurses’ Study, the HEAL Study, and a study on exercise and breast cancer … Continue reading

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Enjoy!

Continuing with yesterday’s theme of enjoyment…. I know that my 2 hr. hike may reduce my risk of breast cancer recurrence. I know my 2 hr. hike reduces my risk of heart disease and diabetes. And it helps me maintain … Continue reading

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