Moving Through Cancer pb
An Exercise and Strength-Training Program for the Fight of Your LifeEmpowers Patients and Caregivers in 5 Steps
Go from diagnosis to thriving with this empowering guide to using strength training and exercise to improve your mental and physical health before, during, and after cancer diagnosis and treatment.
This groundbreaking program will show you how to use exercise and movement to:
- Recover more quickly from surgery
- Withstand chemotherapy (or other drug treatments) or radiation with fewer side effects
- Bounce back to daily life following cancer treatments
- Prevent loss of function or fitness due to treatment
- Return to work more quickly or stay at work throughout treatment
- Protect against late side effects of treatment that come years after diagnosis
Leading exercise oncology researcher Dr. Kathryn Schmitz shows you how to prepare for cancer treatment and begin regularly exercising in just 21 days using five key steps: Move, Lift, Eat, Sleep, and Log. Both informative and practical, MOVING THROUGH CANCER explains the science of healing and prevention and delivers a paradigm-shifting message for patients, doctors, and caregivers about using exercise to live with and beyond cancer.
About this Author
Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM, is the Associate Director of population sciences at the Penn State Cancer Institute and past president at the American College of Sports Medicine. Her protocols for exercise in cancer care are already being used by several major institutions and practitioners. Dr. Schmitz has made it her personal mission to use exercise for cancer prevention and recovery, for all cancers. Dr. Schmitz holds a BA in economics from the University of North Carolina, an MS in exercise physiology from Queens College, a PhD in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota, and an MPH from the University of Minnesota. She is also an in-demand speaker for cancer patients and physicians around the world. She has given presentations about her work all around the world at conferences like the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Society of Lymphology, and the American Cancer Society. She has also been featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA and NPR and in the NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL.
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