Exercise Resource Guide

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PALS for Life
Website on exercise for breast cancer survivors by Cathy Bryan, M.Ed., American College of Sports Medicine-certified cancer and exercise personal trainer, who was the lead trainer on the Physical Activity and Lymphedema (PAL) trial, which studied the effect of exercise on lymphedema.
Strength and Courage
Website on exercise for breast cancer survivors by Sharon Cowden, pediatrician, golfer, and breast cancer survivor, and Janette Poppenberg, health fitness specialist, American College of Sports Medicine-certified cancer and exercise personal trainer.
American Cancer Society: Exercises After Breast Surgery
This page on the American Cancer Society website lists exercises that can be done the first 3 to 7 days after surgery. Each exercise has an accompanying illustration.
American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention
The American Cancer Society releases updated nutrition and physical activity guidelines every 5 years. This page features a detailed summary of the guidelines, as well as a link to the full guidelines written for health professionals.
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation: Getting Strong With Exercise After Breast Cancer
This page on Dr. Susan Love’s website offers some warm-up and stretching exercises for breast cancer survivors.
MedLine Plus: Fitness and Exercise
A service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, this site features exercise tips, research, tools, and statistics.
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition is a committee of up to 25 volunteer citizens appointed by the president to serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This site offers news, blogs, videos, and resources on healthy eating and physical activity.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week, small group exercise program for adult cancer survivors. The program is in more than 100 YMCA locations in 17 states. This web page has information about the program and how you can bring LIVESTRONG to your local YMCA.

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