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.
Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator (Interactive) Anticancer Fitness Pyramid American College of Sports Medicine Strength Training Program American College of Sports Medicine Basic Stretching Program Basic Stretches Video: Hip Flexor Basic Stretches Video: Hamstring Stretch Basic Stretches Video…
Dr. Eddy is the founder of Moving for Life, an organization dedicated to helping people with cancer improve their quality of life through movement. See her webinar in the Fitness Toolkit, and visit her website to enroll in free online classes.
The working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published a report in the New England Journal of Medicine pooled over 1000 epidemiological studies on the impact of excess body weight on the incidence of cancer.
The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research issued a detailed report on the impact of key lifestyle factors–diet, nutrition, and physical activity, on breast cancer. See the report here.
A study published in Medscape Oncology, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found that compared with women with stable weight (±2 kg), women with sustained weight loss had a lower risk of breast cancer.
People with cancer who exercise generally have a better prognosis than inactive patients.
Stretching and meditative movement like yoga before bed can improve the quality of your sleep and the amount you sleep. Here is a short and calming routine of 11 stretches and exercises along with helpful drawings showing how to do each pose.
Renowned yoga teacher Adriene Mishler has many free yoga videos on youtube, and her own youtube channel. She is a wonderful teacher and the videos are of varying lengths. A fabulous free resource to begin and maintain a yoga practice.
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