The evidence keeps rolling in: Exercise can be one of your most important cancer treatments. For anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis, that’s great news. Starting, or maintaining, an exercise program can empower you to move out of a more passive “patient” role; it’ll help improve not just your well-being but your attitude, too.
Miramontes’ journey started when her mom said she wanted to hike in and out of the Grand Canyon.
“Those were the words my mom said to me upon hearing her diagnosis of terminal cancer. The average person with my mother’s diagnosis did not have long to live. Having been involved in the fitness industry for over 35 years, I began training my mom to get her ready to hike.”
Following her first round of radiation and chemo, Joanna Dunlap Cowden indeed hiked in and out of the Grand Canyon. After a successful, challenging, and emotional hike, Miramontes immediately began working on her Medical Exercise Certification with an emphasis on cancer.