Cancer Fitness : Exercise Programs for Patients and Survivors
Increase your survival odds by creating and following an exercise program that counteracts the side effects of your treatment, speeds your recovery, and reduces your risk of recurrence. Most cancer patients and survivors think that "rest" will decrease their fatigue and speed their recovery. But in fact, rest can make patients weak and debilitated during treatment and may prolong hospitalization. Based on Dr. Anna Schwartz's research and her life's work as a nurse and a coach, Cancer Fitness offers cancer patients and survivors comprehensive advice and an easy step-by-step program to begin improving their physical and emotional health and reclaiming their lives beyond cancer. Through exercise, patients will regain some control over their body, manage side effects more successfully, and increase their body's ability to heal. Cancer Fitness provides clear directions to safely start an exercise program, and the tools to make exercise a long-lasting lifestyle change to heal body and soul.
- 16 Jun 2008
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- United States
- 51 b&w photos; 6 line charts
Table of contents
ContentsForeword by Lance ArmstrongIntroduction: X Marks the spot: A Personal Perspective on Cancer and ExerciseChapter 1. Cancer and Exercise: What Does the Science Show?Chapter 2. The Basics of Exercise During TreatmentChapter 3. Managing Your Side EffectsChapter 4. Setting Goals for a Lifetime of ExerciseChapter 5. Cancer Fitness FundamentalsChapter 6. Cancer Fitness Aerobic Exercise ProgramChapter 7. Athletes: Create Your Own Exercise ProgramChapter 8. The Core of Resistance ExerciseChapter 9. Cancer Fitness Resistance Exercise ProgramChapter 10. The Unthinkable: Recurrent Cancer and ExerciseChapter 11. Realizing Your PotentialAppendix. Clinical Trials Research: Advancing Our Understanding of ScienceOther Resources for Support and InformationGlossarySuggested ReadingThe Lance Armstrong Foundation