Many people are concerned with how to stay healthy and avoid cancer, but some don't consider how to remain healthy after receiving cancer treatment.
A new program in operation at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, a section of the University of Missouri Health Care, has made Pink Ribbon
activities news. The program is a six-week exercise course that helps post-cancer patients and patients currently undergoing treatment find ways to stay active, the Columbia Daily Tribune reports. The style of the program allows people to progress at their own pace.
Karen Wingert, a physical therapist and University of Missouri clinical associate professor who heads up the program, told the source, "The focus is that you can do all of this at home. The whole focus is you do not have to go to a gym to be physically active."
Some studies have shown that women who gain weight and don't exercise after breast cancer treatment are more likely to have a relapse, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Many women feel fatigued while being treated for cancer and for an extended period after the treatment, but exercise actually helps reduce weariness. The ACS states that women who exercise according to their personal needs can cope better with their situation and feel physically and mentally healthier.