News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center • May 2009 - Issue 46 Fitness Program at the Wellness Center
Exercise can help reduce fatigue, improve quality of life, and offset side effects of cancer treatments. The Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center’s Fitness Program provides individualized exercise opportunities for Huntsman Cancer Institute patients.
Spending time with family and friends can help people cope with feelings that come with a cancer diagnosis.
Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis
Let’s be honest. Coping with cancer is difficult at best. When faced with a cancer diagnosis, people react in their own ways. Shock, anger, denial, and fear are common emotions. Many of the more than nine million American cancer survivors alive today have adjusted to the disease and gone on to live happy, productive lives.
Here are some approaches that may help you or your loved ones cope with a cancer diagnosis:
• Talk with a family member, a friend, or a professional. • Take time away to rest and spend time with family.
• Keep a written, audio, or art journal where you can freely express what you are experiencing. • Volunteer to help others who have cancer. • Live each day and plan for the future.
For free information about coping with cancer, stop by the Cancer Learning Center on the first floor of Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center
Fitness activities for current and former patients and their families
Cardio Conditioning: Group Circuit: Yoga:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Tuesdays 5 – 6 p.m. Fridays 10 – 11 a.m.
For more information, call the Wellness Center at 801-587-4585.
This program is staffed by a medical doctor and two certified cancer exercise specialists who specialize in fitness activities for cancer survivors. After the initial fitness assessment, patients work one-on-one with a cancer exercise specialist in a personalized routine designed to meet individual fitness needs. The only billed appointment is the initial fitness assessment. All fitness training sessions are free of charge.
The Fitness Program also includes a variety of group exercise opportunities, including yoga, rowing, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and fly fishing. For more information or to schedule an appointment for an initial fitness assessment, call the Wellness Center at 801-587-4585.
Questions About Cancer?
Te Cancer Learning Center (CLC) gives you the answers you need—in person, by phone, or by e-mail.
Te CLC library has more than 3000 books, videos, CDs, and audiobooks on a variety of cancer topics that anyone can check out free. Talk one-on-one with trained and caring staff, or sent an e-mail for answers to your cancer questions
Visit the first floor of Huntsman Cancer Institute Call 1-888-424-2100 toll free
Send e-mail to patient.edu
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday–Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Wednesday Free for everyone
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