Active Against Cancer: A Guide to Improving Your Cancer Recovery with Exercise

Cover of Active Against Cancer BookExercise can be a crucial part of your self-care plans. Let author, athlete, and 12-year ovarian cancer survivor, Nancy S. Brennan be your guide as you aim for a complete recovery from cancer.

  • If you are in cancer treatment, you may have questions about how much exercise to do and why to do it. Here are self-directed, flexible, and easy plans that you can use, after medical approval.
  • If you were athletic before cancer, you may instinctively want to do more exercise than you should do during cancer recovery, especially early in treatment. Learn about the great value in adjusting your activities and prioritizing health over “training”. “More” is not always “better” at this crucial time.
  • If you don’t usually do much exercise and you don’t feel well because of treatment, how can begin exercise slowly and easily? This guide provides you with practical tips, encouragement, and an effective starting plan.
  • If you are a long-term cancer survivor, you can still benefit from routine exercise that can help lessen your chances of recurrence and/or help your health generally.

Get the most benefit out of your exercise plans during cancer recovery.

Gain confidence as you gain knowledge and understanding about exercise and its positive effects on cancer recovery. Being physically active is so important to your cancer recovery that in 2010 the American College of Sports Medicine presented results of a large, authoritative study to the annual meeting of oncologists in the United States, and said to tell cancer patients: “Avoid inactivity.”

If you want to do everything that you can to recover from cancer, choose physical activities that help your body heal, thrive and recover.

Start today. Start here. Get active against cancer.

Read Active Against Cancer to learn:

  • Ten medically validated reasons why exercise helps to fight cancer.
  • How to discuss your exercise goals and concerns with your medical caregivers.
  • Simple, flexible exercise plans for beginners and athletes and everyone in-between, for during cancer treatment or afterwards.
  • Basic information about exercise-related medical concerns for cancer patients.
  • How exercise, long-term, in an enjoyable manner that supports your health.
  • Mind-body techniques that allow you to combine physical activity with healing goals.

You can also read inspiring profiles of ten cancer survivors who used exercise to their advantage. These survivors have a variety of ages, with different cancers and prognoses. They shared a commitment to exercise as part of their recovery of health. Use their examples as inspiration.

Join Nancy Brennan being Active Against Cancer.

Here’s an interview on local TV with Nancy Brennan talking about the book, exercise and her experience.