Adirondack Health offers exercise program for cancer patients & survivors
SARANAC LAKE – Starting in February, Adirondack Health is offering an exercise therapy program for cancer patients and survivors.
Through movement, the Oncology Exercise Program empowers participants to improve quality of life at their current stage of treatment or recovery.
Scientific research has proven exercise is safe and beneficial for individuals during and after cancer treatment. Benefits include:
- Reduced fatigue and increased energy levels
- Strengthened immune system and decreased risk of infection
- Decreased anxiety and depression
- Reduction of pain and an increased pain tolerance
- Improved quality of life
- Enhanced self-image and sense of control
- Increased muscular strength and endurance
- Increased bone strength (reduced risk of osteoporosis)
- Greater endurance for daily activities
The exercise program is based on each individual’s health history, current treatment status and needs, with the goal of providing a safe and effective experience. Led by Andrea Chamberlin, Fit for Life Coordinator, the program will take place at Adirondack Medical Center’s Fit for Life facility in the Annex Building.
The program will begin Feb. 10 and take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The cost is $50 per month, and scholarships are available. To register, call (518) 897-2271.
To learn more about Fit for Life and other services provided by AdirondackHealth, CLICK HERE.
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JOE RICCIO, Communications Director