AktivOrtho hosts World Cancer Day Information Session – 4th February 2015
To mark World Cancer Day, we hosted an Information Session on 4th February 2015 at our Vasant Vihar centre. Our occupational therapist and senior nutritionist offered advice on how cancer patients can build-up their strength post cancer treatment, ensuring that their weight is kept under control and they receive all the nutrients they need.
Ms. Taranjeet Kaur, metabolic balance® coach and senior nutritionist, AktivOrtho, said, “Several types of cancer are associated with being overweight. Cancers of the colon, breast, endometrium, kidney and oesophagus are associated with obesity”.
Explaining the benefits of metabolic balance®, she said, “metabolic balance® is also suitable for women suffering from breast cancer. They can gain weight during treatment with anti-estrogens so benefit from this nutrition program which shrinks fat cells so they then produce less estrogens, which are a high risk factor for breast cancer”.
The metabolic balance® coach emphasised the importance of healthy diet, good sleep, exercise and avoiding harmful indulgences like the use of tobacco.
Our therapist, Gundeep Singh, explained how occupational and physiotherapy can help cancer patients improve their functional abilities and stay independent. He said, “Exercise helps patients reduce their fatigue and prevent muscle wasting. It also helps to improve cardiovascular fitness, strengthen muscles and lower anxiety and depression. By following this advice, cancer survivors can feel better about themselves”.
The participants thoroughly enjoyed the meeting and raised queries which were promptly answered by our team. They were told about the appropriate exercises and diet for them. The participants were also eager to enroll themselves for our specialized programs that help cancer patients live a healthy, Aktiv life.