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Cancer Fitness : Exercise Programs for Patients and Survivors - Anna L. Schwartz

Cancer Fitness

Exercise Programs for Patients and Survivors

By: Anna L. Schwartz, Lance Armstrong (Foreword by)
eBook Published: 16th June 2008
ISBN: 9781439103937
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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.


Contents

Foreword by Lance Armstrong

Introduction: X Marks the spot: A Personal Perspective on Cancer and Exercise

Chapter 1. Cancer and Exercise: What Does the Science Show?

Chapter 2. The Basics of Exercise During Treatment

Chapter 3. Managing Your Side Effects

Chapter 4. Setting Goals for a Lifetime of Exercise

Chapter 5. Cancer Fitness Fundamentals

Chapter 6. Cancer Fitness Aerobic Exercise Program

Chapter 7. Athletes: Create Your Own Exercise Program

Chapter 8. The Core of Resistance Exercise

Chapter 9. Cancer Fitness Resistance Exercise Program

Chapter 10. The Unthinkable: Recurrent Cancer and Exercise

Chapter 11. Realizing Your Potential

Appendix. Clinical Trials Research: Advancing Our Understanding of Science

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The Lance Armstrong Foundation

ISBN: 9781439103937
ISBN-10: 1439103933
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 16th June 2008
Publisher: Atria Books

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