Exercise and Cancer: What Works – Sami Mansfield

Aug 19, 2021 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, Science, seniors

Exercise and Cancer: What Works – Sami Mansfield

The Not Old Better Show, Fitness, Health and Life

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and as part of our Healthy Art Of Living interview series,  we have an excellent interview with the founder of Cancer Wellness for Life, Sami Mansfield.  Today’s show is brought to you by InsideTracker.

Sami Mansfield is the founder of Cancer Wellness for Life, an organization that develops oncology exercise resources for individuals, hospitals, and corporations. She’s also Director of Oncology Wellness for the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health and has been an oncology exercise specialist since 2003. Sami Mansfield is experienced in both community and hospital-based cancer centers, non-profit organizations to help patients live better healthier lives. Sami writes articles for the American Council on Exercise and has been helping patients and hospital administrators navigate the research and practice of offering exercise programs for people with cancer.

The role exercise plays in cancer care is becoming increasingly important. Exercise is known to be safe and helpful for cancer survivors during and after treatment, and oncologists and their teams continue to recommend it for their patients.

Recent research studies point to many specific benefits of exercise. Some show it significantly improves cancer-related fatigue compared to medications and that it can help improve survival for some advanced cancers, including metastatic colorectal cancer. Research also shows the long-term benefits of increased exercise and a healthy lifestyle after cancer to reduce other diseases, as well as the benefits of higher intensity exercise.

Sami will share why exercise and activity is so crucial during cancer. Why functional fitness is so important to cancer survival.  Nutrition and hydration tips for treating cancer. Involving family, and how you can do this in a way that really helps you to get the outcomes that you want and also do it in a way that is safe and is really going to make you feel better over the long-term, even living beyond cancer.  

Please join me for an upbeat, enlightening interview and in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Sami Mansfield.

My thanks to cancer exercise expert, Sami Mansfield for her time, expertise, and thoughtful preparation in joining me today about living beyond cancer, a complex subject. Thanks to InsideTracker for sponsoring today’s episode. And, my thanks, always, to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  Of course, my thanks to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience.  Please keep your emails coming to me at info@notold-better.com.  Remember, let’s talk about better.  The Not Old Better Show on KSCW.  Thanks, everybody.