Yoga Thrive is a yoga program developed for people who have or have had cancer, and their support person(s). It was developed by Dr.Nicole Culos-Reed at the University of calgary.
Yoga has been shows to minimize or improve treatment related symptoms such as nausea and fatigue. Participants also have increased overall physical activity levels, improved physical strength decreased levels of perceived stress and improved mood state.
In order for this practice and the benefits to reach more people there are classes being held all over Canada
-Check out this link to find a class near you - as well as more info on the program
There is also a DVD available so you can practice at home, or with someone you know who has been affected by cancer. - a link to buy the DVD can be found by clicking the link above.
You can read more about Dr. Culos-Reed's research by following this link http://www.kin.ucalgary.ca/healthandwellnesslab/Site/Yoga_Thrive___files/Yoga%20Thrive%20-%20research%20summary%5BMay%202009%5D.pdf
Dr. Culos-Reed has also developed fitness testing for cancer survivors.
If you, or anyone you know lives in or near Calgary - they can contact the Health and Wellness lab and set up a fitness assessment for either Cadiovascular health or for Strength. For $150 you get a 1.5 hour assessment as well as a 1 hour training session on another day. Follow this link for more information http://www.kin.ucalgary.ca/healthandwellnesslab/Site/Fitness_Testing.html
To book a session:
CALL (403) 210-6983
or EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Please leave your name and contact info, and our staff will contact you to set up your appointment
"Being inactive is not an option. Walking 30min a day, 7 days a week increases cancer survival rate by 50%" - Dr. Culos-Reed