Optimize your health and fitness while under going active cancer treatment and regaining your fitness and function after treatment starts here. We are passionate about our work and are dedicated to helping our clients through this difficult time with beneficial exercises.
Cure's summer 2012 issue states " rehabilitation should begin with cancer diagnosis and should continue even after cancer treatment ends to impact fatigue, identified as one of the most common symptoms reported by survivors".
Health fitness professional Jacqueline Sinke holds the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Cancer Association (ACS) Cancer Exercise Trainer certification. This specialty certification allows her to design and administer fitness assessments and exercise programs specific to cancer diagnoses, treatment and current recovery status. Jacqueline understands many of the aspects of cancer diagnoses, surgeries, related symptoms and side effects of the various therapies.
We work with your health care provider and follow recommendations pertinent to your treatment or related conditions.
Benefits of targeted exercise training:
* Better tolerate cancer treatment
* Stimulate lymph drainage when you have lymphedema
* Stop, slow down loss of strength, endurance, flexibility and range of motion due to cancer treatment and regain it after active treatment
* Maintain and regain balance, immune function, improve bone density, and overall physical function
* Prevention of cancer recurrence, prevention of second cancers, and promotion of overall health
What can a cancer exercise trainer do for you?
* Safe physical activity, exercise and weight management through the course of disease treatment and survivorship.
* Supervised exercise is valuable when you experience cognitive changes due to chemo brain making sure you perform exercise safely with proper technigue at an effective level.
* In-home personal training is valuable when you experience a compromised immune function and need to reduce the risk for infection.
Weight loss for the cancer survivor:
Keeping your body weight at a healthy range can improve the outcome of cancer treatment. Cancer diagnosis and treatment experience often affects body weight (either a gain or loss in weight) and a decrease in physical function. Side effects can cause weight gain, increases in body fat and loss of muscle. This weight gain increases the risk for recurrent and second cancers. For those undergoing cancer treatment a BMI of 35 and over have a reduced survival rate compared to those at a healthy body weight and body composition, losing weight therefore is essential for life.
Older adults and cancer exercise training:
By keeping the muscle strong you can maintain your functional ability. For older adults the side effects of cancer treatment often accelerate the aging process, leading to loss of function and independence. You can offset these functional declines with exercise and increase your reserves for continued independence.