Wellness

Eating right and feeling good play a huge roll in anyone’s life.  As a cancer patient and survivor it can be the difference in beating a treatment or just getting through the day.  Check out these stories from others in the cancer community to help you get the wellness and nutrition you need.

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7 Nutrition Tips from a Cancer Mom and Dietitian

by Shannon Fitzgerald February 28, 2019

Yes, it is that time of year when dietitians celebrate our shared love of keeping communities healthy by offering some good common sense tips backed by science and research. 

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How Ramen Saved My Life

by Steve Giallourakis January 29, 2019

What do you recall from your childhood? What memories stick in your mind? Is it playing with your friends? Is it birthdays or family vacations? For me, there is truly one thing that sticks in my mind. My mom’s Avgolemono soup. For those of you whom aren’t Greek, it is Chicken Egg Lemon soup.

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Raising Your Energy Level (and adding spoons!)

by Jennifer Anand January 28, 2019

Have you ever heard of the spoon theory? Look it up- it’s incredible. It’s a simplified way of telling the non-cancer world that we have limited time and energy to spend with them as even the simplest daily tasks like a shower will use up our finite number of spoons.

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4 Steps to Stay Ahead of Flu Season

by Jennifer Anand January 22, 2019

Meet Jen Anand. Every week Jen will be providing a new tip or two on approaching life during and after cancer to help inspire others. Jen was diagnosis with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January 2012, followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments for 8 months. Jen is now a survivor and just celebrated her 5 year anniversary […]

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How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise as a Survivor: 4 Quick and Easy Tips

by Jennifer Anand December 3, 2018

The Akron Marathon was yesterday.  As in past years, I’ve known numerous friends who have run the marathon, the half, or the relay.  I once tried to run the relay. I HATE running. Like loathe it to no end.

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Chair Yoga for All!

by Kelsey October 26, 2018

Using props in restorative yoga can provide support to our bodies as they open up.  Blocks, straps, mats, walls, exercise balls, and more are all used during classes.

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A Beginners Look At Yoga As A Young Adult Cancer Survivor

by Mallory Casperson

Into my survivorship I have been prone to some anxiety, ranging from triple checking the house before leaving to strong bouts of crying when anything death-of-an-animal/pet crosses my mind.  

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Homemade Applesauce

by Mallory Casperson

Applesauce is a great and healthy snack whether you’re a caregiver, in treatments, or into survivorship.  With help from this video, it took me less than an hour to peel, chop, and cook 6 large apples into a batch of delicious homemade applesauce.  I used Jonagold apples but you can use different kinds of apples in the same […]

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Deviled Egg Salad

by Mallory Casperson

I have already told you how much I have depended on eggs in the past few years.  🙂  They are a great source of protein and I ate a ton of them while going through chemo.  I found them always easy to eat when I didn’t really want to eat anything.  You can serve them up […]

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Healthy Eating: Smoothies

by Mallory Casperson

I am not a huge lover of vegetables.  I eat as many as I’m supposed to most days (emphasis on most though…) but it often seems like a chore.

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