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How does exercise benefit a cancer survivor?
More and more research is proving that exercise can help cancer patients. Check out the benefits below!
exercise improves cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength
exercise reduces fatigue
exercise improves ability to perform day-to-day duties
exercise enhances mood and reduces anxiety
exercise help recondition lymph systems compromised by surgery or radiation
exercise reduces pain and nausea
exercise refocuses energy from illness to wellness
"We're seeing better everyday function and overall higher quality of life for cancer survivors who exercise," Kathryn Schmitz, Ph.D., American College of Sports Medicine.
Cancer Fitness Institute History
Cancer Fitness Institute, formerly known as Summit Cancer Solutions, is
an organization that provided exercise programs directly to cancer
survivors for over twelve years and helped over 1,400 cancer survivors.
The mission of the Cancer Fitness Institute is to develop, provide, and
support opportunities for quality cancer-specific exercise programs to
patients and survivors in a healthy and positive environment. In
January 2011, we changed our focus from working directly with cancer
survivors to providing training on our cancer exercise program to
qualified fitness professionals. This transition enabled the Cancer
Fitness Institute to broaden its impact by creating a small army of
cancer-trained exercise professionals. Cancer survivors across Colorado,
and beyond, will have access to exercise programs tailored to their
needs in their communities!
centers and other facilities across Colorado and Minnesota now offer
our trademarked CancerFit® program to cancer survivors.
We extend our deepest thanks to these organizations that have generously supported our program:
Supporting Organizations: Applewood Plumbing, Heating, and Electric
Cancer League of Colorado
COBRAS Bicycle Racing Club Colorado Compassion Initiative/JVA Consulting Kaiser Permanente Foundation Team Summit Cancer Step Up for Cancer Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure The Bank of Denver The Hornbostel Family University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center Wells Fargo Community Grants Program
We are also grateful to the many individuals who make donations and keep our program serving others!
For more information about the CancerFit® Exercise program or the Cancer Fitness Institute, please contact Ashley Perillo, Professional Development Program Manager at 303-231-0943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.