Insights Into Cancer: Get Up & Go for Cancer Wellness—Exercise & Nutrition Choices
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free and open to the public
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level Room B130
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095
Once a month, the Simms/Mann–UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology presents Insights Into Cancer, a free public lecture series for cancer patients, their families and the community. Each lecture features a leading professional who provides up-to-date information, practical advice and answers to cancer-related questions.
May 8, 2012
Get Up & Go for Cancer Wellness: Exercise & Nutrition Choices
Exercise integrated with good nutrition choices are an essential part of care both during and after cancer diagnosis and treatment. Conventional thinking about "rest" versus "activity" during cancer treatment is changing based on emerging research that shows that exercise AND nutrition have benefits during active treatment as well as during recovery. Research is discussed that emphasizes the benefits of staying or becoming active throughout the continuum of treatment and recovery in order to improve response to treatment, reduce some side effects and to decrease the risk of recurrence. Complying with exercise recommendations is hard, even when cancer is not part of the landscape; it seems like the last thing to try and start during cancer treatment or recovery. However, growing evidence suggests that increasing activity has many benefits. In addition to building strength and helping to control weight, participating in an exercise program during and after treatment can help people feel mentally stronger, more relaxed, and more in control of their treatment and their bodies. The research as well as practical strategies to integrate exercise into one's wellness program will be discussed and demonstrated. We encourage families to come, because making good nutrition and exercise choices is more successful when done with the support of others.
Insights Into Cancer lectures are held in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level, Room B130, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.
UCLA parking is $11 and is wheelchair accessible. Attendees can park in the medical plaza, or take advantage of the valet parking at the front of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.