Heather Toeppner regularly works out with Survivors' Fit Club and on her own. She feels that the exercise helps with the emotional and physical recovery.
The Hollings Cancer Center invites breast cancer survivors to enroll in the new Survivors' Fit Club. This 10-week exercise, nutrition, and behavior change program focuses on improved cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, body composition, fatigue, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and several quality of life factors specific to cancer survivors. Some studies also show physically active cancer survivors have a lower risk of cancer recurrence.
The program launched in February 2016 in collaboration with the MUSC Wellness Center. The MUSC Wellness Center staff includes a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, post-rehab exercise specialist, health coach, cognitive-behavioral therapy specialist and certified personal trainers – all available to participants interested in getting fit for life.
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