Osteoporosis is a condition in which reduced bone density compromises bone strength. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and hormonal therapy can lead to bone loss in people with cancer. This bone loss may increase the risk of fractures. Many women and men over the age of 50 may have osteoporosis-related fractures in areas including the hip, spine, or wrist. Research shows that weight-bearing exercises and proper nutrition may modify the risk of osteoporosis.
In this workshop, an MSK clinical fitness specialist and an MSK yoga therapist will discuss how to improve bone health through diet, resistance training exercises, yoga postures, and mindfulness.
This class is open to people who have been treated for cancer and their caregivers.
- Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT, Personal Trainer, Clinical Fitness Specialist
- Tina Paul, MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist