Mamma Jamma Beneficiary #2 - This is Why I Ride:I have read articles that promote the benefits of activity for the cancer patient. When I googled 'exercise and cancer' I was happy to find several news stories, written just this week, about a report from Britain called Move More. Here's a few samples:
- Exercise a 'Super Drug' for Cancer Survivors from the Daily Mail in London
- The Benefits of Exercise After Cancer from the NY Times
- Exercise Called "Wonder Drug" for Cancer Patients: What Can it Do? from CBS News
|CTTS Team Members and Triathlon Finishers!|
When you hear those words, "You have cancer", you start down an uncertain road. The loss of control over your body is a side effect not mentioned often, and exercise is the perfect way to combat that. Even better, exercising with women on the same road is empowering.
The Austin affiliate of Team Survivor offers free exercise programs for women of all fitness levels in every stage of cancer treatment and recovery. This is HUGE because a typical running, or triathlon training program might cost as much as $200 for just a 6-week program. After enduring the cost of cancer treatment, even that amount can be an obstacle.
|Diane Hale, member since 2010|