Attainable health and wellness in the new year

January 12, 2022

This time of year, inboxes and social feeds are flooded with nutrition advice, influencers promoting diet products, and invites to join the latest get-well-quick program. While there’s evidence that healthy eating habits and regular exercise can help people diagnosed with breast cancer with everything from maintaining a healthy weight to easing side effects to increasing energy, it can be difficult to cut through all the noise to find what’s right for you, right now.  

We pulled together this list of some of LBBC’s health and wellness resources to help you easily find what feels good for you in 2022.  

Getting active  

Cathy Nobil-Dutton
Kick-off your new year
getting active with Cathy Nobil-Dutton, LCSW, CPT. In these short videos one to three minutes each  Nobil-Dutton takes you through some basic exercisesthat are safe and that account for the effects of treatments like surgery and radiation

Moving with metastatic 

Cathy KnowlesDiet and exercise were a part of Cathy Knowles’ life for three decades before she was diagnosed with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-positive, de novo metastatic breast cancer in January 2017. Read this LBBC leadership volunteer’s story of how her habits changed, how she keeps moving, and why she still makes room in her diet for chocolate. 

Simple steps, healthy eating habits  

Stacy Kennedy
Stacy Kennedy
, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, CPT, suggests simple changes to make your meals and snacks more nutritious and enjoyable for the long-term. Read her recommendations

(Get) wellness summit 

If you missed LBBC’s first-ever Wellness Summit in June, it’s not too late to benefit from the many videos and downloadable resources we shared 

Session 1 features Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, sharing ways to amp up the nutritional value of your meals using tools and ingredients you probably already have at home. Watch the full session here 

Session 2
Sami Mansfield, Oncology Exercise Specialist, guides you through creating an action plan for exercise tailored to your unique needs, fitness level, and goals. Watch the session here. 

Want more of Sami’s exercise videos for all fitness levels? Watch them here. 

For more tips and additional content from the summit, check out the Promoting health: Nutrition and exercise essentials resource booklet, or download our exercise planning worksheet. 

Mind, body, soul, and more 

With the increasing spread of COVID and everything else going on in the world right now, we could all benefit from new ways to deal with it all — the stress, the anxiety, the uncertainty.  

Jaccie Thompson-Dodd & Aisha ChilcoatLearn to rethink how you think about yourself and to feel more at ease  prioritizing yourself, and then get the resources to make your own self-care plan in Radical self-care: Body, mind,and soul, part of LBBC’s Knowledge is power: Understanding Black breast cancer program. 

Anusha WijeyakumarIn this approximately 20-minute video, part of LBBC’s 2020 metastatic breast cancer conference, AnushaWijeyakumarteaches Mindfulness mediation for resilience. 

You can find even more tips and tools for taking care of your whole self here: Methods of self-careto deal with stress and anxiety.  

Got a favorite exercise, healthy meal, or self-care practice? Share your go-to on social and tag us #LivingBeyondBC. 

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