READY, SET, STRENGTH TRAIN!

 You may already be doing some kind of cardiovascular activity. That’s great and will help keep your heart, lungs and circulatory system running like a well-tuned sports car!

In addition to the engine, it’s important to spend a little love on the other moving parts.  Keeping the doors opening and closing, hinges lubricated and flexible, and the frame strong to keep your wheels turning for the long haul.

So let’s get rolling!

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EXERCISES FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

I continue to be shocked at the number of cancer survivors who are ill-informed about exercise and lymphedema or that they are even at risk.

They dive head first into an exercise routine, thinking they can pick up right where they left off, only to experience painful, disfiguring swelling that may or may not be reversible.

While preparing a basic workout program, I realized that just advising you to perform lymph drainage exercises will not cut it.

Time to call in an expert!

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ME? EXERCISE?

This post is the first in a series to guide you in starting a program  if you are new to exercise or to progress your current routine, whether your goal is to prevent cancer or avoid the pitfalls of a sedentary lifestyle.

Yes, YOU!  Over there in the comfy recliner!

I hate to start with “Studies show…,” but studies do show that regular physical activity, along with a healthy diet, can lower risks of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers, especially colon, breast and endometrial.

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