Exercise Programs for 25 Types of Cancer During Treatment and Recovery
Program Hours: 11.00 am – 1.00 pm Tues, Wed, Thurs.
Contact: CenterPeaceCKH@aol.com (401) 644-4516 (401) 742-5509
Prostate, Lung, Colon, Bladder, Kidney Pancreas, Cervix, Uterus (Endometrium), Ovaries, Breast (Reconstruction), Stomach, Liver, Brain, Testicle, Small Intestine,
Lip and Oral Cavity, Thyroid, Esophagus, Larynx, Throat, Leukemia,
Multiple Myeloma, Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas and Skin.
Exercise holds benefits for everyone, and a growing number of studies show that cancer patients in particular can gain valuable benefits from regular exercise. Research by The American Cancer Society and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute shows that regular exercise during and after treatment interspersed with periods of rest is highly beneficial. Too much rest can lead to loss of physical function, muscle weakness, and reduced range of motion in someone with a chronic illness. So today, many cancer care teams are urging their patients to be as physically active as possible during cancer treatment.
- Exercise can assist during cancer treatment and recovery
- Maintain or improve your physical abilities and range of motion
- Improve balance, lower risk of falls and broken bones, lessen the risk of osteoporosis
- Keep muscles from wasting due to inactivity
- Lower the risk of heart disease
- Improve blood flow and lower the risk of blood clots
- Make you less dependent on others for help with normal activities of daily living
- Improve your self-esteem and quality of life lower the risk of being anxious and depressed
- Lessen nausea
- Fewer symptoms of tiredness (fatigue)
- Help you control your weight
- Lymphedema Management
Christina Kelly-Hunter, M.Psy. MFT. CPT. CES and Donna Hulstyn, R.N. CES. are Certified Cancer Exercise Specialists for 25 diagnoses. This national certification is approved by the American Council on Exercise and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. All our Warrior exercise clients are assessed and guided with a strategic exercise plan for their specific level of fitness and treatment considerations. We also connect with your physician for recommendations and updates. Donna is a Registered Nurse with extensive Oncology experience, she is the Director of the Cancer Warrior Care Exercise Program and attends to all assessments and guides our Warrior clients with all their exercise needs prior to, during and post treatment.