Exercise & Movement
Studies have found that cancer patients who engage in moderate exercise each week experience significant benefits, both physical and emotional. Not only does their overall health improve, but by taking positive action, they feel more in control of their lives. Cancer CAREpoint offers a variety of live exercise and movement classes online for all levels and abilities.
Check the Online Classes page to see this month’s classes, or view our pre-recorded classes.
Registration is required for live classes: 408.402.6611 or [email protected]
The Gentle Movement classes at Cancer CAREpoint provide an opportunity for cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels to engage in exercises they can handle. Based on the Rosen Movement Method, the classes are designed to increase flexibility.
Yoga can help alleviate depression, anxiety and insomnia as well as boost mood and outlook. Cancer CAREpoint yoga classes are specifically designed for cancer patients and survivors to improve circulation of blood, increase energy and reduce chronic pain. The classes are adaptable for all levels of health and physical mobility, and include traditional, chair, gentle, and on-the-floor yoga. The classes focus on achieving balance between body and mind.
With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts, qigong uses stretching, active and passive movements and form work, including slow rhythmic movements, to unify body, energy and mind.
Tai Chi Easy™
Tai Chi is a non-competitive martial art known for its self-defense techniques and health benefits. As a form of exercise, it combines gentle physical exercise and stretching with mindfulness. The Tai Chi Easy™ technique developed by Dr. Roger Jahnke, O.M.D., makes the practices easy, beneficial and fun using methods designed to improve the quality of life for people of all ages, including those who may be dealing with chronic pain and health conditions, limited mobility, deficient immune systems, anxiety or depression.
Finding Balance Exercise Class
Finding Balance helps to improve the well-being of participants by integrating exercise and mindful activities to promote a better mind/body connection. This class incorporates strength and balance to improve reaction time, mental processing and spatial orientation.