Friday, February 19, 2010

Adapting exercise for breast cancer survivors

Before I had breast cancer I was a pretty enthusiastic about exercise. I wasn't going to win any awards, but weights, walking, social dance, yoga, and swimming were all part of my life.

Since my surgery I have been timid, spooked by the spectre of lymphedema, and hampered by some limits on my range of motion.

I am looking forward to trying some exercise classes designed for breast cancer survivors.(Especially if they are not too early in the morning!) Here is a pretty good article about how such classes can be beneficial.

1 comment:

  1. It takes time to get back into exercise. But you are doing the right thing by getting back into an exercise routine of some type.

    Like you, I used to exercise regularly and now, finally, three years after my last surgery, I'm getting into shape.