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Articles by Sami Papacek-Reis, Physical Trainer Announcements

And Now I have to Exercise

April 6, 2009
by Sami Papacek-Reis

For so many women that go through breast cancer, they are both mentally and physically exhausted when they get through the course of treatment. The endless doctor's appointments, side effects from chemo and radiation, hormonal therapy and surgical recovery can leave even the most energetic individual wiped out. And now we add exercise!?

For many women this can be just one more thing that not only do they "hate" to do, it is simply exhausting. However, the benefits of exercise are proven for survivors as a way to reduce the chances of recurrence.


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The Benefits of Exercise

April 1, 2008
by Sami Papacek-Reis

We all know the benefits of exercise for the general population. But when if you are a breast cancer survivor, does it really change things? Absolutely!  When you look at the reasons why breast cancer survivors should exercise, it is more difficult to find reasons NOT to. The challenging part is making the time and finding the energy. If the benefits are important enough for you, we can fit exercise into your schedule. It is also important to understand that moderation is the key. Exercising too intensely will cause additional fatigue and not intense enough will not give you the benefits that you are looking for

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New Year's Resolutions

January 6, 2008
by Sami Papacek-Reis

Happy New Year! As another year begins so do the many possibilities that come with life. For many of you, the past months brought forward many unknowns. The unknowns of breast cancer and the future of your health as well as other personal unknowns that always exist somewhere on the horizon. For many of us this is the time of the year that we make our New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions typically consist of things that we are going to do to improve ourselves.

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