Thursday, August 13, 2009
This morning, I read a wonderful comment by blogger Craig Harper (Australia). He posted a link from Time magazine on the topic of Benefits Seen in Postcancer Weight Lifting.
I was so happy to read this article, and see the blog. Here is my reply to Craig via Facebook.
Thank for sharing Craig. I teach post-rehabilitative breast cancer exercise, and couldn't agree more. A breast cancer survivor and those working with them need to understand the ramifications of lymph node removal, as well as have a thourough understanding of how the different cancer removal and reconstruction surgeries affect posture, mobility and activities of daily living. Although there are many precautions, it so so important to move and re-introduce exercise, range of motion, muscular strength and conditioning as soon as possible (or even better, maintain a light amount of stretching and strength while undergoing treatment). One of the most empowering thing a woman can do for herself while undergoing treatments and then recovering is to engage in a physical activity program. The benefits of better self-esteem, decreased fatigue, are just a few. I recently blogged about the benefits. To see this blog go to http://www.altmd.com/Specialists/Pilates-Integration-MindBodySpirit
To read the article in question please visit: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1915975,00.html?xid=rss-health
If you have any questions about post-rehabilitative breast caner exercise, or any other cancer and exercise related questions, please contact me Deb Preachuk at www.pilatesintegration.com at your convenience.
Thanks for reading! Peace and health,