Exercise my be the thing on your mind as you go through breast cancer treatment. You are completely mentally and physically exhausted. Your arm maybe painful and swollen due to your treatment plan that is making you feel worse and that you can not do anything you need to do in day to day life. All you want to do is sit or nap. It the past that is what your doctor would have to you that you need to do.
Research has show that moderate physical exercise can improve quality of life for breast cancer survivors. The Pink Ribbon program is designed to use pilates principals and pre pilates exercise to stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back and abdominal muscles, allowing a you to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery. This program is suitable no matter if you have surgery recently or if your surgery was several years ago and can accommodate all levels of fitness.
Benefits of Pink Ribbon Program
- Reduces feelings of depression
- Improved self confidence and control
- Helps regain strength and mobility in affected shoulder and arm
- Enhances energy levels
- Helps to control weight
- Improves Sleep
- Alleviates fatigue
- Decreases stress and tension
- Enhances physical and mental well-being
Saturday 10/16/2010 from 12-1
Come learn about the benefits and participate in a 30 minute class. The Pink Ribbon Program, founded by Doreen Puglisi, MS, was created to help meet the goals of the breast cancer survivor. These major areas of concern typically include body image, frozen shoulder, and/or range of motion, depression and anxiety. Allison the is a certified pink ribbon program instructor. This workshop will show you if Pink Ribbon is for you!