University of Calgary

Prostate cancer exercise program uses ‘stealth’ yoga

Submitted by darmstro on Tue, 2013-07-23 09:54.

July 23, 2013

An innovative program that sneaks yoga in with resistance training is helping Calgary men recover from prostate cancer surgery and get back to living a normal life.

The Calgary Prostate Cancer Strength and Stretch class is based on the research of University of Calgary Kinesiology investigator Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD who recently published “Examining a Therapeutic Yoga Program for Prostate Cancer Survivors” in the June 12 edition of Integrative Cancer Therapies.

This media availability will discuss the importance of exercise for prostate cancer recovery. Organizers are working with the City of Calgary’s Parks and Recreation to offer the program city-wide.

WHAT: Media availability regarding new prostate cancer exercise program.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Prostate Cancer Centre, 6th Floor above parkade at the Rockyview Hospital
(7007 14 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2V 1P9).

WHO: Louise Thompson, Patient Liaison at the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre.
Lisa Daroux-Cole, Strength and Stretch program coordinator.
John White and Marty Kohn, program participants.