– Exercising Remotely for women with Breast Cancer –
with Dale Ischia
Dale is an Accredited Exercise physiologist with more than 20 years clinical experience who has specialised in oncology over the past 7 years.
We were thrilled to have Dale join us as guest speaker for an informative session dedicated to our clients.
This event was held on:
Tuesday 8th September, 2020
Dale founded ‘Moving Beyond Cancer‘, an exercise physiology program dedicated to improving the lives of people with a cancer diagnosis through appropriately prescribed exercise. The presentation detailed the importance of exercising throughout a cancer treatment and what needs to be considered when exercising in isolation.
(Clients were asked to describe what they felt after the session)
–Optimism; sense of control over my health; encouragement. Motivation to spend more time exercising.
–Putting things into perspective; understanding the different types of exercise; realising that you can do as little or as much as you can depending on your state of health.
–That cancer and its treatment destroys my body more than I thought; that exercise can regenerate the damage; that there is help available to move forward.
–Enforces the need to exercise; do what you can; a variety of exercise is essential.
–Exercise is safe with bone metastases; Exercise survival before & after diagnosis; Exercise groups available via Zoom now.
–Exercise is very important; I need to do cardio; Exercise in the morning, get sun and snooze later.
–Exercise reduces growth delay of cancer / recurrence; my vertigo during chemo problems placed down to full hair loos (ears); deconditioning of body = 10 years per chemo (interesting after 3 chemo’s now).
–Inspiration to keep exercising; breakdown of best cardio/strength ratio; reasons why exercise is so important for cancer patients.
–Was happy to hear all the exercise I did during treatment actually made a difference; I was good to be reminded that consistency is key with exercise post treatment; That HIIT training is really important (which I do when I can access the gym).
–Benefit of an exercise diary; importance of regular exercise; location of a local exercise therapist.
–12 weeks of chemo – ages me by 10 years; I need to extend the about of time I spend exercising; I need to up the kind of exercise I do – when I can.
–I learned about Vo2 tests; The best way to practice Strength Training exercising multiple muscles at the same time; how walking in water is so beneficial.
–Exercise helpful and important; need to exercise harder and more often; would consider engaging an exercise physiologist for personal program and wish had done this years ago.
–The importance of exercise no matter what the diagnosis; it is possible to participate through a Medicare care plan; keep on moving.
–Motivation on hearing what other women are achieving; encouraging me to seek out less vigorous exercising regime; that it’s OK not to be as active as you once were before surgery.
–Information about how exercise can help while having treatment; exercise programs offered at Dale’s facility.