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09/22/15
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Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Support Services office is bringing exercise classes, cooking classes and more to its participants. Healing seated yoga and tai chi classes are held at the Cancer Support Services office at 560 Riverside Drive, Building A, Suite 106. The classes are designed with cancer patients in mind. Yoga and tai chi help with flexibility and balance, two important elements for people undergoing treatments that can cause weakness and reduced range of motion. The American Cancer Society says that regular exercise during cancer treatment can help people keep or improve their physical abilities, as well as lower the risk of anxiety or depression. The Tai Chi for Better Balance class is held every Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and is free to people with cancer and their caregivers. The Healing Seated Yoga class is held every Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and has a $5 fee. Starting October 8, a free class series, “Cancer: Thriving and Survivng,” will be held at the Cancer Support Services office on six Thursdays from 2-4:30 p.m. It focuses on how to adapt to life with cancer and what to expect when you’re a survivor. Also, in collaboration with MAC Inc., PRMC’s Cancer Support Services office is also offering cooking classes and demonstrations on healthy eating. When cancer causes weight loss and loss of appetite, it’s more important than ever to make every calorie count. Nutritious and appealing meals can help overcome the challenges that can come with cancer treatments. To learn more about the classes or to find out about support groups, counseling and other Cancer Support Services provided by the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute, please call 410-546-1200.