Summarized by Dr. Agnes Coutinho PhD.
"Most people gain weight during chemotherapy because they are exhausted with a total lack of stamina” she said. With lifestyle changes including a change in diet, Gabriela Valente’s stamina kept up and actually improved over the course of her treatment. Valente says that in the midst of her treatment, she was walking more than three kilometers a day. “I found as I went on I really appreciated it because it calmed me down and became a form of meditation".
– Gabriela Valente, from CBC Live Right Now Article
Most of our breast cancer clients practice Urban Poling, however, we highly recommend the ACTIVATOR poles designed for greater stability for clients with a neuropathy in their feet (numbness, tingling, pain) or post abdominal, chest surgery as they help provide assistance for balance, stability and encourage an upright and aligned posture to minimize rounded shoulders.
– Joanne Morgan (Kin) & Sarah Weller (Kin)
For someone who is used to be being very active, Urban Poling helped me with my core strengthening and regaining my physical health. It was one of the many awesome tools that supported my recovery from breast cancer (surgery and radiation).