The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan
A Doctor-Approved Workout Plan For a Strong Body and Lifesaving Results (Harvard Medical School Guides)
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"This is a great book for women with breast cancer who want to be strong or stay strong. It has great information on what kind of exercise we need and has specific exercises for our various surgeries. When I started chemo everyone told me that 80% of women gain weight. I was lucky to find a local fitness program for people with cancer (Living Strong Living Well) and I was able to work out during the time I took Taxol. Not only did I not gain weight but I know how to lift weights and feel so strong. This book will now help me get through Tamoxifen and work on being fit for life."
About The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan
Exciting new research reveals that regular exercise can reduce the chance of breast cancer recurrence and extend your life. Exercise can also help you recover energy, strength, and flexibility diminished by lifesaving breast cancer treatments. The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan features effective, inspiring workouts tailored for each type of surgery and adapted for differing fitness levels.
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This book covers the subject well, is accessible and encouraging, and with one of the authors being a cancer survivor it has great credibility. I bought this largely because I teach Zumba Gold and have a participant who is recovering from breast cancer, and two of the authors are involved in the Zumba programme. Mu only criticism and the reason it gets 4 stars is that it is very US focused and all links and recommendations are US-centric. Needs updated to be more international. Worth the money though.
I had this book out of the library first, and got on with it so well that I decided to buy one, as the library were wondering if they were ever going to see it again! The content is broken down into easy to use sections. The explanations are clear and concise and supported with good, obvious photos. You only need to read through the descriptive a couple of times before you're using the photos alone. It's easy to dip into the sections you need as the exercises are grouped, depending on the type of surgery you've had. Thoroughly recommended, as it has the balance just right. I do have a similar book, but don't use it as there's too much narrative.
This is the only book I've found since my surgery that really told me what I could do, how I should do it and when. Filled the gap between the great medical treatment and nonexistent rehab support. Would recommend to anyone recovering from breast cancer treatment. T explains exactly what has been done and how it affects you