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Amanda’s story: Coping with side effects from endocrine treatment | BeACTive

Amanda, a working mom, exercises to relieve stress, anxiety, and other side effects from breast cancer treatment to reduce her risk of recurrence.


Embracing exercise to overcome challenges of tamoxifen

At the age of 40, Amanda’s life took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with stage I breast cancer. Now, she prioritizes her health every day.

Even though the side effects of tamoxifen are challenging, Amanda carves out an hour dedicated solely to exercise each morning. It’s a powerful practice to center herself, setting the tone and grounding her for the day ahead.


Inclusive exercise: A celebration of all bodies

Amanda advocates for body inclusivity in exercise. Every woman, irrespective of size or shape, can engage in physical activity.

Amanda, soft close-up

Exercise is for all bodies. Every woman can exercise. It doesn't matter if you need to do it on a chair or on a couch, or you can do it standing or sitting.



5 snacks for breast cancer thrivers

Nutritious snacks are essential for sustaining energy levels during exercise and supporting overall health, particularly for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer.

Ideally, eat a small snack about one to two hours before exercising to boost your energy and prevent hunger. After your workout, aim to have a snack within 30 minutes to an hour to replenish, recover, and hydrate.

Try these healthy snack options:

  • Greek yogurt with berries
  • Whole grain toast with nut butter
  • Hummus with vegetable sticks
  • Trail mix with nuts and dried fruits
  • Canned tuna on whole grain crackers

Don’t forget to stay hydrated!


Let's BeACTive together!

Join Amanda and the other participants in our new, 3-week exercise series featuring 9 workouts of about 20 minutes each and designed especially for people who are going through or recovering from treatment, preparing for surgeries, or regaining mobility after surgery.


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