Monday, February 21, 2011

What Would You Do If You Found Out You Had Cancer?

Your doctor has just informed you that you have cancer.

It’s treatable, but it’s going to mean surgery and chemotherapy, which will more
than likely make you lose your hair; you will most likely be constantly sick,
tired beyond belief, and unable to work.

However, the doctor also informed you that exercise has been shown to help cope
with the disease and improve treatment effects, so you should start exercising
as soon as possible and try to stay fit throughout the course of treatment.

What now?

You inform your family, and of course they’re devastated, but willing to stand by
you to do whatever it takes to help you through this trying time.

You go to your local gym and tell them the doctor said you needed to exercise to
keep you healthy through treatments, but no one there knows anything about cancer
and exercise. Unfortunately, there aren’t many trainers in the world that can say
they specialize in working with cancer patients (a field called Exercise Oncology).
Fortunately, one of the trainers knows of a product available that’s geared towards
recovering cancer patients that might help you out and give you the direction you’re
looking for. It’s called: How Exercise Can Help Beat Caner - The Ultimate Training Guide for Cancer Survivors'.

It is written by Dean Somerset, a kinesiologist in Edmonton, Alberta who has studied
cancer in laboratory settings, clinical settings, research trials, and has also trained dozens of cancer patients throughout their treatments.

He’s one of only a handful of fitness professionals in the world who can say that they have this type of training and experience. When you get the complete package, it has video seminars for both the professional and the layperson who may not have any
experience with fitness, so it can help anyone to increase their knowledge on the subject.

The workout program is structured to take into account your treatment schedule, and makes sure you’re working in a progressive manner to keep you as healthy as possible.

Before today, you didn’t know what to do. Now, you have hope that you will make it
through this alright.

Rick Kaselj, MS

P.S. - I will post part 2 of this on the blog. It is the trainer perspective of cancer.

Plus I will be back Wednesday with 3 things that a fitness professional should do with a client recovering from cancer and details on the cancer exercise guide.

Rick Kaselj –
Registered Kinesiologist Specializing in Injury Rehabilitation
Surrey, BC, CanadaGet your “5 Myths about Core Training” Special Report –

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