Synopses & Reviews
The only breast cancer recovery program designed by a Harvard doctor and survivor and approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Feel healthy again. Regain control of your life.
Exciting new research reveals that regular exercise can reduce the chance of breast cancer recurrence and extend your life. Exercise can also help you recover energy, strength, and flexibility diminished by lifesaving breast cancer treatments.
Dr. Carolyn Kaelin is a leading breast cancer surgeon who understands the important links among exercise, recovery, and the quality of life--and she is a breast cancer survivor, too. Designed with master trainers Josie Gardner and Joy Prouty, The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan features effective, inspiring workouts tailored for each type of surgery and adapted for differing fitness levels.
Feel strong again and
- Improve your flexibility and balance
- Rebuild your muscles
- Protect your bones
- Enhance your appearance, vitality, and all-around health
For more information on Dr. Kaelin about breast cancer treatment and recovery, read her award-winning book Living Through Breast Cancer.
This is a remarkable book that's chock full of interesting things you may not know. It's aimed at the 2 million-plus women now living in the United States who've been treated for breast cancer, but I was fascinated with it and I'm not in that number. It contains clear explanations, real-life stories, straightforward diagrams, lists of resources and descriptions of surgery and implant options. It's the first Harvard doctor-approved workout book designed specifically for breast cancer survivors and the first to address each type of surgery and treatment with separate, appropriate exercise prescriptions. In fact, the book contains almost 100 pages of recommended exercises, all designed to help combat the heavy toll taken on a woman's body by breast cancer treatments. It's a collaboration between Master Reebok trainers Joy Prouty and Josie Gardiner, health writer Francesca Coltrera and Dr. Carolyn Kaelin, the founding director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Coltrera did the lion's share of writing and her style is pleasantly conversational and accessible, especially considering the dense medical information that's imparted. True story: I found myself engrosssed while reading about the lymphatic system. It's fascinating! Who knew?
The first Harvard doctor-approved workout book designed specifically for breast cancer survivors like you
When you are going through cancer treatments, the last thing you feel like doing is exercising--but it can be the key to your well-being and ultimate survival. In an encouraging, compassionate "I've been there" tone, Dr. Carolyn Kaelin offers a wealth of practical advice, proven techniques, and much-needed support. Working with experienced Reebok master trainers and breast cancer survivors Josie Gardiner and Joy Prouty, she created a complete program of easy-to-follow exercises that anyone can do at home--even beginners. These safe, simple routines improve your flexibility and balance, rebuild your muscle, shore up your bones, and enhance your appearance, vitality, and all-around health.