Harnessing the Healing: Equine Therapy for Cancer Patients

One of the most rewarding and empowering experiences during my cancer recovery (from stage 4 ovarian cancer) was the equine therapy I received at Miwok Stables in Mill Valley, California.  I encourage you to find similar programs in your community for anyone who is struggling with cancer and chronic disease. I am delighted to […]

Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk For All Women Everywhere

Researchers found that the more active a woman is, the better her odds of avoiding breast cancer. Pavel Golovkin/AP This could be the simplest bit of health advice ever: Exercise reduces women’s risk of breast cancer, no matter what kind of exercise they do, how old they are, how much […]

Exercising During Cancer Treatment

If you have been recently diagnosed with cancer or are undergoing treatment, it’s important to take special care of yourself. Studies show that one of the best ways to do this is to stay physically active. That doesn’t, of course, mean you should run a marathon or scale a mountain. […]

How Exercise May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Breaking a sweat does more for your body than just trim your waistline. Exercise may lower a woman’s risk for breast cancer and researchers are finding out why. Scientists from the University of Minnesota in St. Paul conducted a study of 391 inactive, healthy, premenopausal women whom they split into two groups. […]

Exercise and Cancer

Side effects from cancer treatment can greatly affect the quality of life for many patients. Among the many troubling side effects, loss of functional capacity and fatigue are often described by patients as some of the most debilitating (Hanna, Avila, Meteer, Nicholas, & Kaminsky, 2008). Research has found, however, that […]

Physical Exercise

Physical exercise involves movement of the body to achieve and maintain a healthy condition and state of physical fitness. People exercise for aerobic training, to increase strength, and/or to improve flexibility. Exercise is also used as therapy to restore the body to a state of health. Can exercise help people […]