Get Your Oomph Back

Carolyn Garritt

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Exercising after a cancer diagnosis can help people to feel better in many ways – stronger, calmer, less fatigued and more in control. Beyond this there is compelling evidence linking physical activity with improved outcomes. The risk of recurrence is lower, and ongoing treatment can often be better tolerated. It’s not easy, however, to exercise when you’re living with the myriad side effects of treatment, even though being active has been proven to help reduce them. This book offers practical information on safe, effective and appropriate exercise for anybody who has received a diagnosis of cancer, including those undergoing active treatment and those living with advanced cancer. It aims to support people to be active in whatever way they feel ready for and is written by a highly experienced cancer exercise specialist who has also had her own experience of cancer: while she was writing this book she was diagnosed with breast cancer herself. The book includes her approach to her own ‘prehab’ and ‘rehab’ along with the experiences of some of the people she has trained over the years.

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Cancer and exercise – the reasons why; Lifestyle, blame and cancer; Exercise/physical activity/moving/fitness – what do we mean?; Why we need to sit still less; How exercise can help with the impact and side effects of cancer treatment: cancer-related fatigue; Mental and emotional health; Bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis; Weight loss, weight gain, muscle loss, body fat and hormone treatments; Moving through prostate cancer; Lymphoedema; Lungs and breathing; Exercising with an ostomy; Pelvic floor training for men and women; Exercising after breast reconstruction surgery; Exercising with peripheral neuropathy; When – the different phases of cancer: Straight after diagnosis – ‘prehab’; During treatment; While living with secondary cancer; After (primary) treatment; Towards the end of life; My story; What to do, and how: How to start; Active daily living; The exercise prescription; Design your own training plan; Barriers and how to overcome them; When not to exercise; Do what you love; Nordic walking; Upper body strength; HIIT; Running; Active rest and recovery; When things go wrong; The practical section: Getting going; Getting out of puff; Getting strong; Exercises to improve balance; Full body stretch; Resources (UK and Republic of Ireland); References

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About the Author

Carolyn Garritt MSc (Public Health and Health Promotion) is a cancer rehabilitation personal trainer and Exercise Lead for the West London Maggie’s Cancer Support Centre. She has been working in this relatively new field for more than seven years and is a qualified personal trainer and instructor in running, boxing, sports conditioning, chair-based exercise and Nordic walking. She has trained hundreds of people recovering from or living with cancer. She also has personal experience of cancer – she helped both her parents to become more active after their cancer diagnoses and in 2020, while she was writing this book, she was diagnosed with breast cancer herself.

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