Fighting Cancer with Fitness: A Cancer Survivor Story

by Barry Hill

cancer survivorWe are excited to have Fit After Fifty’s Alison Regan coming up to Seattle to speak at the Team Survivor Northwest Annual Gala, this Saturday, October 6.


If  you’re in the Seattle area, it’s not too late to register to attend the event. It is never too late to help those with cancer. Register to help support and enjoy this event. Details here:

The mission of Team Survivor Northwest is to provide guidance and encouragement to every woman cancer survivor so that through her accomplishments she is empowered to lead a fuller, more physically active life. Remember, being active in general is always helpful to prevent any disease.

Team Survivor Northwest provides a broad range of fitness and health education programs to enable every women cancer survivor, in any stage of treatment or recovery and at any fitness level, to take an active role in their ongoing physical and emotional healing. Studies show that physical movement stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. Regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns (like I stated above). This includes stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis, and many more.

If you’re familiar with cancer survivor Alison’s story, you know that she not only is a great example of what it means to go out and “play”, but also of what it means to battle through serious stage III melanoma.  As she shares in the book, both her and her doctors recognized the significant role her level of fitness played towards her recovery…”playing” logically took a whole new meaning.

Video excerpt from Inspire your FitBehavior:

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