benefits of exercise for cancer survivors
The Y has been called to respond to the growing body of evidence that suggests that physical activity and healthy eating are a critical part of living with cancer. For cancer survivors, studies suggest that exercise improves long-term survival and quality of life. Among the quality of life benefits are improved fitness, enhanced self-esteem and reduced fatigue. Exercise can also help relieve depression and anxiety.
Instructors are trained through the Y and support organizations to give personal, individualized instruction to the participants with an emphasis on these elements:
· Post-rehab exercise
· Supportive cancer care
The final goal is to help cancer survivors develop their own fitness regimens so they can continue their exercise activities after completing the program.
To learn more about the program and the impact it has on participants, watch the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA video.
Find a LIVESTRONG at the Y location in New Jersey.