An online talk is being hosted for people living with cancer and their supporters, focusing on the benefits of exercising through cancer treatment. The event takes place on Zoom and requires registration, on July 15, 2020. (Photo from Metro Creative Connection)

Exercise and cancer to be explored via webinar

UFV’s Dr. Iris Lesser to lead Zoom event for cancer patients and supporters

People living with cancer and their supporters are being invited to an online presentation about the benefits of exercise.

The webinar will be held via Zoom on July 15, and registration is required through Eventbrite.

The page for the Let’s Talk: Exercise and Cancer states that “physical activity is one of the most effective medications on the market for both mental and physical well-being in cancer survivors.”

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The aim in hosting the event online is to provide support for cancer patients who may not have access to their usual supports during the pandemic. It’s being held by an organization called Knight’s Cabin, which provides healing retreats and ongoing support to people affected by cancer.

The event will be led by Dr. Iris Lesser from UFV and Knight’s Cabin, and will include a Q&A session.

In the webinar, they will explore some of the findings regarding mental and physical health benefits for cancer survivors, and navigate basics about becoming more physically active.

They will also explore how to be innovative in your physical activity engagement through COVID-19, looking at the additional benefits of physical activity in nature. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. but will be emailed out to those who register and cannot join the event live.

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