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Peitz Cancer Support House Can Help You Get Fit!

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  • Written By: Baxter Regional Medical Center

Fatigue is a common side effect of cancer treatment that may be helped with regular exercise, and the Peitz Cancer Support House (PCSH) is proud to offers free exercise programs. Most people feel better when they get some exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight may also help with cancer prevention.

PCSH Cancer Wellness Group is open to all cancer survivors and meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This exercise program is specifically designed for cancer patients in all stages of treatment and recovery. The exercise sessions are held in the Knox Wellness Center and are individualized to your abilities and needs. The Knox Wellness Center is located on the third floor of the Baxter Regional Medical Center Medical Arts Building.

To register, stop by the PCSH to obtain a Cancer Wellness Group Certificate, and contact Jonny Harvey, Occupational Health Coordinator, at (870) 508-1466 or to get started.

The PCSH also hosts free yoga classes for anyone is the Twin Lakes area, taught by Rebecca Smith, a certified yoga instructor with 20 years of experience. Beginner's Yoga is Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and is open to adults and older teens. No familiarity with yoga is necessary. Therapeutic Chair Yoga classes are held on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Therapeutic chair yoga is a gentle stretching exercise for those with chronic back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia or other pain and movement issues.

All PCSH exercise classes are offered free of charge. As with any exercise program, please consult your physician before beginning. For more information, contact Melissa Hudson, PCSH Coordinator, at (870) 508-CARE (2273) or