WORK IT OUT AND TALK IT OUT
CANCER. It's tough to get through and that's an understatement. You may often feel weak, depleted, lethargic, depressed and even hopeless. It is easy to to get stuck in your illness and even more common to try to get motivated once you are "done" and dropped back into the world you were unwilling ripped away from. It is just not the same. YOU are not the same. Life is different now.
Did you know that doing a little exercise everyday will help you get through your treatment much easier and recover even faster as you reemerge back into the land of the super busy? Working out also comes with the bonus of approaching each part of your journey with a positive point of view and optimistic attitude.
It's true and scientifically proven:
"Just as antibody production is connected to both exercise and happiness, so too is endorphin production. Endorphins are chemicals that are able to cross through the gaps between neurons in order to pass along a message from one to the next. There are many different kinds, and much remains to be learned about their different purposes and functions.
One thing is known for certain about endorphins: their ability to make you feel oh-so-good. When your body is subjected to certain stimuli like sex, food or pain, your hypothalamus calls for endorphins, and the cells throughout your body that contain them heed the call. When endorphins lock into special receptor cells they block the transmission of pain signals and also produce a euphoric feeling -- exactly like opiates."
Another essential resource in getting back to your NEW and IMPROVED life is connecting with knowledgeable people and I'm not referring, in this case, to your doctors or nurses. WHO understands what you have been through more than anyone? I am talking about your fellow fighters, survivors and thrivers. Connecting with someone who has been through a similar experience, sharing stories and bonding through commonality is refreshingly comforting and immensely supportive.
I know all of this because of the following facts:
*I was a Stage 3 Colorectal cancer fighter
*Now I am a 5 year survivor
*Every blessed day since then I wake up a joyful THRIVER.
PLEASE JOIN ME~
Let's have some fun working it out and then talking it out. Cancer will not keep us down.
IT IS OUR TIME TO THRIVE!
*Classes will combine low impact aerobics, strength training and stretch exercises
*Classes will be modified according to your own personal physical condition
*Classes are 50 minutes total-30 minute work out and 20 minute group discussion
*Topics of discussion will vary from week to week
*Everyone in the class is welcome to participate
*Advisory Board: Beverly Hills Dr. Raena Olsen Specializing in Gastroenterology
and Internal Medicine
*This class is private