University COVID-19 update

All in-person CCCARE programs and research activities at Toby Jenkins Building (TJB) and Lyle Hallman Institute (LHI) have been cancelled until further notice.

Visit the University's Coronavirus Information website for more information.

My Active Health

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My Active Health supports UW WELL-FIT@HOME

The 12 week UW WELL-FIT@HOME program focuses on restoring and improving the physiological well-being of women with breast cancer currently undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or hormonal therapy treatment. This program has been funded by the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation and Ultramar Grant in support of My Active Health Ontario.

The effects of cancer treatment are wide ranging and individualized. Trained exercise specialists consider medical history and health status when developing individualized exercise programs aimed at improving cardiovascular function, balance, muscular strength, and endurance as well as range of motion at specific joints.

The specialized REMOTE EXERCISE program includes a pre and post fitness assessment, 2 personal training sessions to review individually designed exercise programs, behaviour modification modules, goal setting and 8 weekly check-ins with CCCARE Fitness Staff. Appropriate for most individuals regardless of fitness level living in the Waterloo-Wellington region, UW WELL-FIT@HOME tailors each program to the individual's specific health and fitness, as well as personal goals. All individuals must be able to safely exercise independently at home without Fitness Staff supervision.

Please note, if you have been diagnosed with another form of cancer, please consider visiting our START-FIT program page for more details on how to get started in our remote and in-person programming options (when available).

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