This Fitness Toolkit is meant to support the information and guidance you receive in the Fitness Module of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program. By showing you the evidence for the connection between fitness and health, and providing some tools you need to develop a regular fitness routine, the resources on this page will help you firm up this key part of your Anticancer lifestyle.
In a study published in Sleep Medicine, G.S.
To learn more about the therapeutic benefits of yoga, read this assessment of the findings of selected articles on this topic.
Sleep duration is associated with survival in patients with advanced cancer.
In an article published in the journal Sleep, Katsunama et al determine that accumulated sleep debt may unconsciously activate food-related reward regions in the brain and may expose us to risk for food over-consumption, which can eventually cause obesity and lifestyle diseases.
“I am happy to have a specific goal- this was very concrete and provided me with another tool to include in my ‘get healthy kit’. I like the variety of exercise ideas. It was so much fun to see the group get up and move together. The laughter in the room makes the exercise more fun.”
“I now use the pedometer every day. I walk instead of driving whenever possible. I climb stairs instead of taking the elevator. I enrolled in a yoga class. I dance in my kitchen. I make sure I continue to stretch my core, use my core muscles for lifting, and praise myself for every step I take.”
“I am looking into Yoga as a result of our guest last night. I did not realize how fun and calming yoga is.”