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Breast Cancer and Exercise. Englewood Hospital funds my Pilot exercise program for Breast Cancer patients. Follow Up 6 months after

Oct 26, 2012 - 5 comments
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Breast Cancer and Exercise. Englewood Hospital funds my Pilot exercise program for Breast Cancer patients. Follow Up 6 months after
Original post: http://superbodysuperbrainblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/breast-cancer-and-exercise-englewood-hospital-funds-my-pilot-exercise-program-for-breast-cancer-patients-follow-up-6-months-after/

October is a phenomenal month especially because it raises awareness for one of the most devastating conditions called Breast Cancer and how we as a society we can help in many different ways through research, treatment and recovery. I am still so intrigued by this condition also because my Godfather Dr Miguel Sanchez MD is one of the most important pathologists in the country. He works at Englewood Hospital changing lives every day. I visit him to New Jersey almost every weekend to watch Spanish soccer  and since I am hungry for knowledge I love asking him questions about his incredible work!.I like discussing with him about the condition and how physical activity and exercise can help improve patients mental and physical feel being.

That is why when Englewood Hospital offered me to run An individualized Super Body, Super Brain Pilot for Breast Cancer Patients i was thrilled. I did extensive research and started designing an exercise program that will help mainly with energy levels, balancing hormones, recover mobility and improve strength especially conditioning. 6 Months have gone by and I still get emails from the attendees asking me what are the exercises that they need to incorporate to their life. I am now discussing with Englewood Hospital how to make it permanent and start really monitoring improvements in Breast Cancer patients

BREAST CANCER EXERCISE PROGRAM-Michael Gonzalez-Wallace Author of Super Body, Super Brain offers an individualized exercise program tailored to patients with Breast Cancer at Englewood Hospital

BREAST CANCER and Exercise go to the original post (link on the top)

BREAST CANCER FLIER (link on the top)

Really excited that TODAY starts my Program for BREAST CANCER patients Englewood Hospital and Medical Center! This Program has been a dream for me to convince such a prestigious institution to offer an individualized SUPER BODY SUPER BRAIN program for Breast Cancer Patients and I will be sharing results of this 10 week program-Expected results in: -Improve blood pressure and resting heart rate

-Feel more Energized
-Improve Strength and Mental Alertness
-Mental Sharpness and Focus
-Cardiovascular Activity
-Joint flexibility and muscular strength
-Increased functional capacity
-Increased postmasectomy mobility and Range of Motion
-Decreased of Body Fat
-Increased Lean muscle mass
-Reduced loss of bone mineral density
-Decreased nausea and fatigue
-Improved mood- self esteem and control

Best Exercise for Breast Cancer recovery (please consult with your doctor first)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhzdsPomcaU&feature=player_embedded

http://superbodysuperbrainblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/breast-cancer-and-exercise-englewood-hospital-funds-my-pilot-exercise-program-for-breast-cancer-patients-follow-up-6-months-after/

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by selmaS, Oct 26, 2012
This is amazing !! I hope u can do a program for those with Chiari Malformation and Ehlers-Danlos.....

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by Michael Gonzalez-WallaceBlank, Oct 26, 2012
thanks so much Selmas and would love to do it for Chiari Malformation!! thanks for your comment!

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by Jaquta, Oct 27, 2012
I have found that one of the most beneficial things for me post-mastectomy has been a 10 week Pink Pilates program.  Have attended seven so far, with the rest to be completed in the coming weeks.
My ROM, strength, etc are good.  Hate that sticky, scar feeling though.
I think Pink Pilates has helped me with mood, etc.  Attending appointments has also meant that I'm less isolated.  Has also been great for posture.
Any expertly run program that helps with mobility, etc has got to be good.  I wish the program were longer or had periodic follow-up reviews afterwards.
I'm grateful I started the pilates as soon as the drain came out.

Good luck for making your program a permanent fixture.  I think the results are worth the investment.

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by Michael Gonzalez-WallaceBlank, Oct 27, 2012
Thanks so much Jaquta! I am so proud of you! Yes Pilates is a phenomenal program and I am so glad that it helped you emotionally, physically and spiritually. Exercise is a vast science we just need to know how to adjust when there is a condition present but as you know muscles, brain and cells love it!...thanks for your compliments and so grateful for your testimony!

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by Jaquta, Oct 27, 2012
You're welcome!  You might be able to answer this question.  In your experience or to your knowledge does exercising during chemo negatively impact on ones brain function or heart health?  If chemo affects rapidly dividing cells then wouldn't chemo affect the muscles, etc because they're regenerating.  ??
Chemo has affected my exercise tolerance level.  Two months post surgery I was running up to 60 minutes.  Yesterday I went for a 20 minute run and today I just flagged it and went for a 9+ km walk.  Just wasn't happening.  Is hard to know how hard to push yourself when your body is already going through major changes with blood cell counts, etc.

Follow-up programs and data would be really interested.

Back to the surgery and Pink Pilates stuff.  I was told that one woman following a mastectomy didn't exercise and ended up needing surgery for a frozen shoulder.  Exercises, despite being a chore sometimes, are pretty invaluable.

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