Chapter Five Objectives - The Psychology of Fitness

OBJECTIVES: to understand the psychological impact of cancer surgery and treatment on the patient's psyche and to learn how to overcome some of the many roadblocks of participating in an exercise program. This will help you to:

  • Increase adherence
  • Educate clients on living a life to prevent and manage cancer
  • Gain an understanding of how fitness is respected as front and center for both physical and emotional/psychological health

GOAL: to design an exercise program that the client will love, embrace, and adhere to. This is especially important if the person is deconditioned and is reluctant to participate in a fitness program.

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