Blogs about Cancer

Having Your Pumpkin Pie And Eating It Too, while knowing the difference between skill building and will power

This pumpkin pie was a treat given to me by one of my Pilates clients after my first lumpectomy last November. And yes, it's not a cancer fighting food. It's a celebratory one. "Once in a while a little treat is ok," said my doctors and nurses when I called them about this little slice of pie. Hey, I didn't want cancer again. So this is a case where I was told, it is okay to have your pie and eat it too.

As People Age, Exercise Levels Drop—and That’s Bad

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns More than one-quarter of Americans over 50 don't exercise, a new federal report estimates, increasing their risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer.  

Areas that are Prone to Asbestos Exposure.

While asbestos materials don't represent a hazard unless they are separating and discharging fibers into the air, it may be a smart thought to discover exactly where these materials are located in your home, so you can make appropriate move when it is required.

Ask Your Doctor If Getting Off Your Ass Is Right For You

May is exercise is medicine month. What does that mean? What it means is we as a society have grown soft, week, and as a result ill. Exercise has been proven to be a part of the solution if we're doing it right. Most of the leading causes of death in America from heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are attributable to lifestyle. Moreover a significant body of evidence points to a lack of activity at the root of our metabolic problems and frailty. Both of which have direct ties into these diseases. 

Ask Your Doctor If Getting Off Your Ass Is Right For You

May is exercise is medicine month. What does that mean? What it means is we as a society have grown soft, week, and as a result ill. Exercise has been proven to be a part of the solution if we're doing it right.Most of the leading causes of death in America from heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are attributable to lifestyle. Moreover a significant body of evidence points to a lack of activity at the root of our metabolic problems and frailty. Both of which have direct ties into these diseases.

How to Prevent Falls for Cancer Survivors

The last thing you want to think about while going through cancer treatment and after cancer treatment is the possibility of losing balance, falling and getting injured such as a hip fracture or traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

NO Mo Chemo for MOMO Marathon October 2013

No Mo Chemo Marathon oct 12, 2013Wow I don't even know where to begin. All I know is that this run not only represents our families two and half year journey with childhood cancer, but is the perfect comparison to how Momo triumphed over her cancer marathon.

Weight Gain during Cancer Treatment

This post was obviously not written by me but I am working with a client that has gone through cancer and had some weight gain.

Overweight & Active Vs. Skinny & Sedentary

I attended a fitness convention about a year ago, and my favorite seminar was given by a Physician that stated, "It is better to be fit and fat than skinny and unfit." As a Fitness Professional, it can be difficult to take "body type" out o

5 Worst Cancer Causing Foods