On Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Breast Cancer Support Services will host its free half-day seminar exclusively for breast cancer survivors. All survivors in the greater Chattanooga area are invited to the UTC University Center to meet new friends and learn ways to stay healthy.
This annual event is presented by Breast Cancer Support Services and sponsored by the Mary Ellen Locher Breast Center. Moving On after Breast Cancer: Mind, Body & Soul will highlight ways to achieve optimum health and peace during and after treatment.
New guidelines issued by the American Cancer Society emphasize the importance of healthy eating and exercising.
Survivors will start the day with a presentation, Learning to Love Your Body After Breast Cancer given by licensed clinical social worker, Becky Davidson. A local fitness professional will speak about the importance of movement of any kind for health. Fitness options will also be offered. Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably for a relaxing format that will feature Yoga, Barre, Tai Ji, and Meditation.
"According to cancer.org, more and more evidence suggests that being overweight or obese raises the risk for recurrence and reduces the odds of survival for many cancers. Research also strongly suggests that most exercise is safe during cancer treatment and can improve physical functioning and many aspects of quality of life. Light or moderate exercise has been shown to improve fatigue, anxiety, and help with self-esteem," officials said.
If you are a breast cancer survivor and would like to register for the free seminar that includes a light, nutritious lunch, simply email your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-629-2445.