News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center • October 2008 - Issue 39 Staying Fit (continued from page 1)
Time. Plan the length of each exercise session, starting with a short time and extending the length of your workouts as you grow stronger. Gradually increasing your exercise time helps prevent injury.
Type. You can choose from many types of exercise. Cross- training means mixing a variety of movement types into your program. For example, biking on Monday and Wednesday, with strength and flexibility exercises on Tuesday and Thursday, and walking or swimming on Saturday might be a good combination. Choose activities you enjoy. If your exercise activities are fun, you will be more likely to stay with your program.
Incorporating the FITT factors into your exercise routine, communicating with your health care team, and working with a certified cancer exercise specialist will maximize your benefits from physical activity.
Fitness Program at the Wellness Center
The Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center pro- vides a fitness program for Huntsman Cancer Institute patients. A doctor and two certified cancer exercise specialists design personalized fitness programs for cancer survivors. After an initial fitness assessment, patients work one-on-one with a cancer exercise specialist. Only the initial fitness as- sessment is billed. One-on-one exercise sessions are free of charge. The fitness program also includes a variety of group exercise programs such as yoga, rowing, hiking, biking, snow- shoeing, and fly fishing. For more information or to schedule an appointment for an initial fitness assessment, call the Well- ness Center at 801-587-4585.
All About the Cancer Learning Center
Did you know the Cancer Learning Center (CLC) is Huntsman Cancer Institute’s own cancer library? Designed for patients, their loved ones, and the public, the CLC has more than 3,000 books, audiotapes, CDs, and videos available for you to check out. You can find information about any topic relating to cancer, including diet, fitness, treatment options, coping, caregiving, and biographies.
Do you have questions about your treatment? Do you need help coping with side effects such as fatigue or neuropathy? Do you want to read a story about someone with your type of cancer? With trained cancer information specialists to assist you, the CLC is the perfect place to find information and inspiration.
Our hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) on Wednesdays. Visit us on the first floor of Huntsman Cancer Institute or call 801-581-6365.
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Fly fishing is one of many group activities for cancer survivors that the Fitness Program provides.
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