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Who is a candidate for the UW LIVING-FIT program?

If you are currently undergoing adjuvant hormone therapy for breast cancer and live in Kitchener-Waterloo or surrounding areas, you are a candidate for UW LIVING-FIT.

Referral to participate

Prior to participating in the UW  LIVING-FIT program participants require a completed UW LIVING-FIT Referral Script.

These scripts/referral forms are available at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (GRRCC), and can be obtained by speaking with Oncology Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Lounsbury at 519-749-4370 extension 5179.

Once this Referral Script is complete please contact UW Fitness to register for the next available session.

What happens next?

Participants attend one-on-one meetings for six consecutive weeks. Each week we provide information and discussion about incorporating exercise into their lifestyle routine. Topics covered include:

  • How exercise can help manage treatment related side effects
  • Canada’s physical activity guidelines
  • Goal setting, overcoming barriers, rewarding oneself,
  • How to implement a walking program,
  • What components to include in an exercise program

All participants receive a workbook entitled "An exercise guide for breast cancer survivors" and a pedometer to help motivate and record progress.

After the six week program, participants can attend monthly “check-ins” to discuss any questions or barriers they encounter.

Where to find us

The UW LIVING-FIT program is located at the University of Waterloo in the Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion (LHI) room 1606.

For map and detailed directions, see visit UW Fitness.

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See how our UW LIVING-FIT program is stepping up support for breast cancer survivors.