CSC Western Ohio offers Yoga, Tai Chi, and other meditation programs such as Zhineng Qigong. Certified instructors guide movement and teach techniques specifically to help cancer patients, their loved ones, family members, friends, and caregivers. These classes can be an essential element in dealing with active recovery and beyond – learning to deal with pain, side effects of treatment, and boosting your immune system and energy levels all while distressing and reducing anxiety.
We also offer lifestyle management classes such as healthy cooking and diet management. While exercise is an essential aspect of maintaining healthy muscles and other vital functions, eating healthy food – and the proper amount – is the single greatest contributor to maintaining a healthy weight.
Exercise for cancer patients: longer life, less recurrence
There’s abundant evidence that exercise and eating right can help prevent people from getting cancer. The latest information shows that exercise for cancer patients can also keep cancer from recurring.
“Several recent studies suggest that higher levels of physical activity are associated with a reduced risk of the cancer coming back, and a longer survival after a cancer diagnosis,” said Kerry Courneya, Ph.D., professor and Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Cancer at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.
Women who exercise after completing breast cancer treatment live longer and have less recurrence, according to recent evidence. Colorectal cancer survivors who exercised lived longer than those who didn’t, two recent clinical trials showed.
“Clearly, any cancer survivor wants to do all they can” to prevent cancer recurrence, says Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, director of nutrition and physical activity for the American Cancer Society. “Surely some of their goals for healthy living should be around weight control” and exercise, she adds.
What experts suspected has now been proven. As a cancer survivor, exercising could help you live a longer life — free from cancer.