Offering strength, self esteem and quality of life to breast cancer survivors. Exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing after breast cancer surgery. You're probably exhausted, your arm may be painful and swollen, and the adjuvant treatments can make you feel even worse. All you want to do is rest. In the past, that is exactly what doctors recommended. However, recent studies indicate a link between moderate physical exercise and improved quality of life for breast cancer survivors.
We are dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle and positive body image to all breast cancer survivors. The Pink Ribbon Program will help stretch and strengthen the shoulders, chest, back and abdominal muscles, allowing women to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery. This program is suitable whether your surgery was recent or several years ago and accomodates all fitness levels. 1/2 hour sessions are available.
Benefits of the Pink Ribbon Program:
* Improves self confidence and control
* Helps regain strength and mobility in affected shoulder and arm
* Enhances energy levels and helps to control weight
* Improves sleep and alleviates fatigue
* Decreases stress and tension
* Enhances physical and mental well-being
All cancer survivors, both men and women, should be able to celebrate life and their accomplishment. Many studies have shown that using pilates can assist any cancer survivor’s transition from adjuvant therapy to returning to a healthy lifestyle; improving the energy levels, strength and self-esteem during this transition.
Jennifer is a survivor after being diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2015 and lymphedema in 2016. Jenn has been involved with fundraising for The Angels of Hope Foundation in Wyckoff, NJ. Their mission is to create awareness about women's health issues, including breast, ovarian, cervical, uterine and colon cancer, by reaching out to our local communities. They encourage all women to become informed and to take responsibility for their own well-being.
Mesotheliomaprognosis.org was developed with the intent of providing support and information for those diagnosed with mesothelioma, as well as their family and loved ones. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that has been strongly linked to asbestos exposure and currently has no known cure. This link provides a comprehensive look on this devastating disease, including the causes, diagnosis, and prognosis of mesothelioma including a specific page on Recovery and Pilates.
More information about mesothelioma can be found at www.asbestos.com
Jennifer would also love to share the following link:
http://www.amazon.com/When-Mommy-Loses-Her-Hair/dp/1439204969/ref=sr 1 fkmr0 1?ie-UTF8&qid=1282496140&sr=1-1-fkmr0
"When Mommy Loses Her Hair: It Means The Medicine is Working"
Written by a dear friend who lost her life to Breast Cancer in 2015 - Cristen Cervellini-Calfo.