Learn why exercise IS medicine!

Exercise is Medicine™ is an initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine, a nationwide campaign designed to make sure that exercise and physical activity is a part of every discussion around your health and well-being with your physician.

Go to the following links for a wealth of information and resources:
Your prescription for health series Answers lots of questions around exercise and health concerns (diabetes, pregnancy, high blood pressure,
Keys to Exercise video Wonderful visual explanations of key topics and exercises
Exercise is Medicine materials for the public

Articles on Prevention, detection, or living well after cancer:
Dean Ornish study on healthy lifestyle effects on genes (prevention of cancer) June 2008
Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Treatment
Cancer Will Never Happen To Me , the emotional and physical journey of a healthy person diagnosed with breast cancer, by Pam Schmid for Cary Magazine
Density Danger, by Katherine Hobson, US NEWS and WORLD Report, February 2007

Cancer related websites:
American Institute for Cancer Research A great site for information about diet, physical activity, and weight management for cancer prevention
www.BreastCancer.org One of the best sites for breast cancer survivors at all stages of survivorship, answering specific questions
www.LiveStrong.org and www.LiveStrong.com Lance Armstrong’s Foundation and resources
www.NavigateCancerFoundation.org Personalized patient navigation for cancer
American Cancer Society Resources and information about all forms of cancer
Susan G. Komen For the Cure Resources and information about breast cancer

Related websites:
www.AuthenticHappiness.com Take the VIA strengths inventory and discover your top 5 signature strengths! Use these in a new way everyday to improve happiness

Increasing Health, Happiness, and Well-being articles:
The New Science of Happiness Learn about what makes the human heart sing
New Way to Battle the Bulge (Wellness Coaching) by Pam Schmid for Cary magazine
Solutions to New Year's Resolutions by Pam Schmid for Cary Magazine
A Coach Approach to Better Communication, by Pam Schmid, reprint which originally ran in Personal Fitness Professional and Wellness and Fitness Entrepreneur, May 2007.