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Is Yoga for You?

by Susan A DiStasio, MS, ANP, APRN, RYT

Research shows that yoga provides benefits in managing symptoms including depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain, and fatigue related to cancer. In order to experience these benefits, it's important to understand the different types and levels, teacher training, and safety concerns involved before you attend your first class. You should also talk with your healthcare practitioner before participating in a yoga class.

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Cancer Fatigue and the Exercise Connection

by Antoinette P. Sander, DPT, MS, CLT-LANA

There is strong evidence that physical exercise can break the deconditioning cycle and reduce the symptoms of cancer-related fatigue. Physical exercise has been recommended during and following cancer treatment to decrease the loss in physical performance and increase functional capacity. In fact, when basic activities of daily living are difficult to perform, simply doing them can be exercise.

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