The Cancer Returns
Yet amid Nannery’s goodwill, the book and her efforts to broaden awareness of breast cancer through issuance of the stamp, her personal battle with breast cancer was not over. The cancer recurred last year. She said she had six good years free of the condition that changed her life.
Archive for December, 2011
The Cancer Returns
Diane Sackett Nannery has a response she has used time and again: Breast cancer, she says, is the gift she cannot give back.
Nannery was a postal supervisor, happily married and living on Long Island in New York when she was diagnosed in 1993.
Sometimes a little common sense can go a long way. When the Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center realized its weight management program was losing participants and money, the hospital-based center decided to reach the community with a practical, yet effective, approach to weight loss that was successful because it was sensible.
Project Shape Up is a 12-week program that relies on small lifestyle changes that incorporate exercise, smart food choices and behavior modification. No rigid meal plans are used and no foods are restricted. Because changes are made slowly, they are easily tolerated, explains facility manager Jan Wolf. (more…)
In the health, medical and fitness communities, exercise has been shown to be a valuable part of the therapeutic prescription for a wide variety of health/medical conditions, ranging from orthopedic problems to cardiac rehab. Exercise has also been found to have a definite preventive role in certain disease conditions. Several major epidemiological studies have demonstrated that regular physical activity is associated with an improved quality of life and longevity. (more…)
Since implementing its first health-promotion program in 2011, Royal Courts Athletic Club in San Jose, Calif., has a certain reputation to uphold. Each year, the club organizes a motivational contest that promises to keep members amused while staying in shape. The contests, often characterized by a satirical theme, have been so well received by the club’s membership, staff now works a half year in advance developing new ideas. (more…)