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How Much and What Kind of Exercise is Needed for a Cancer Survivor

February 5, 2020

For the rising number of cancer survivors worldwide, there’s growing evidence that exercise is an important part of recovery. But how much, and what type of exercise, is needed? A recent review of research, conducted by an international group of experts led by the University of British Columbia, has resulted in the development of new […]

Effects of Exercise on Health-Related Outcomes in Those with Cancer

January 23, 2020

In October 2019, three papers were published following an International Multidisciplinary Roundtable hosted by ACSM. One of those papers, a consensus statement, listed specific exercise recommendations for cancer patients and survivors. This infographic outlines the effects of exercise on health-related outcomes in those with cancer. The chart features evidence-based physical activity recommendations and the associated […]

Relaxation Techniques and Mind-Body Practices: How They Can Help you Cope with Cancer

January 21, 2020

Reprinted from Cancer Care Cancer and its treatment can be stressful for people with cancer and their caregivers. Relaxation techniques and other mind/body practices can help calm your mind and sharpen your ability to focus. These techniques offer creative ways to reduce stress caused by cancer and to maintain inner peace. For example, some people […]

Beautiful Breakfast Toasts

January 21, 2020

Feed your breakfast inspiration with this week’s special recipe feature: 6 healthy breakfast toasts. All of these toasts pack a hearty dose of fiber and protein, and many also include heart-healthy fats. Today’s featured toast is the perfect combination of savory and sweet flavors. It’s light and refreshing and works well with any type of […]

Cancer Treatment Plans Should Include Tailored Exercise Prescriptions

October 18, 2019

Reprinted from ACSM Newsroom Oct 16, 2019 Individualized exercise Rx can improve survival and side effects, lower risks (Indianapolis, IN) – New guidance from exercise oncology experts recommend systematic use of an “exercise prescription” by health care workers and fitness professionals in designing and delivering exercise programs that aim to lower the risk of developing […]

Inova Schar Cancer Institute Names Executive Director for Life with Cancer and Patient Experience

October 14, 2019

Resistance Training for Health

August 12, 2019

People of all ages and abilities who regularly participate in resistance exercise reduce risk of numerous diseases, improve quality of life and reduce mortality. Learn about the benefits of resistance training and the key components of a resistance training program in this new infographic from ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine).   

Practice Mindfulness & Relaxation

August 8, 2019

Reprinted from Springboard: Beyond Cancer Cancer and its treatment can be stressful—for you and your caregivers. Practicing mindfulness and relaxation can help calm your mind, reduce stress, and sharpen your ability to focus. Mindfulness and relaxation are ways you can reduce stress and feel more peaceful. Mindfulness Overview Mindfulness is slowing down to pay attention […]

10 Things You May Not Know About Laughter

August 7, 2019

By: Peterson, James A., Ph.D., FACSM WHAT IS IT? Laughter, typically, the response to humor, is a physical reaction in humans, consisting, as a rule, of rhythmical, often audible, contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system. As such, laughter is part of human behavior regulated by the brain, helping individuals clarify […]

Congratulations are in Order

August 1, 2019

Congratulations are in Order . . . Inova Fairfax Hospital was named #1 Best Hospital in Washington DC area by U.S. News and World Report and #13 in the Nation for Gynecology in caring for women.  

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