Exercise has benefits for pediatric cancer patients both during and after treatment. Though their activity levels may be limited, children who exercise regularly often experience improved mood and physical function.
Exercise helps manage weight, strengthens the heart and lungs, and promotes a good night's sleep. It can also prevent many late-stage effects of cancer therapy. Through group classes, our young patients are also able to socialize with others, combating feelings of isolation or depression.
The CCW offers personalized instruction in yoga, breath work, Pilates, and other exercise techniques for both patients and families. Sessions generally last between fifteen minutes and one hour. Our Exercise physiologist works with children and their families, Monday through Friday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.