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Breast Cancer and Exercise. Englewood Hospital funds my Pilot exercise program for Breast Cancer patients. Follow Up 6 months after

October 17, 2012


October is a phenomenal month especially because it raises awareness for one of the most devastating conditions called Breast Cancer and how we as a society we can help in many different ways through research, treatment and recovery. I am still so intrigued by this condition also because my Godfather Dr Miguel Sanchez MD is one of the most important pathologists in the country. He works at Englewood Hospital changing lives every day. I visit him to New Jersey almost every weekend to watch Spanish soccer  and since I am hungry for knowledge I love asking him questions about his incredible work!.I like discussing with him about the condition and how physical activity and exercise can help improve patients mental and physical feel being. That is why when Englewood Hospital offered me to run An individualized Super Body, Super Brain Pilot for Breast Cancer Patients i was thrilled. I did extensive research and started designing an exercise program that will help mainly with energy levels, balancing hormones, recover mobility and improve strength especially conditioning. 6 Months have gone by and I still get emails from the attendees asking me what are the exercises that they need to incorporate to their life. I am now discussing with Englewood Hospital how to make it permanent and start really monitoring improvements in Breast Cancer patients

BREAST CANCER EXERCISE PROGRAM-Michael Gonzalez-Wallace Author of Super Body, Super Brain offers an individualized exercise program tailored to patients with Breast Cancer at Englewood Hospital

BREAST CANCER and Exercise


Really excited that TODAY starts my Program for BREAST CANCER patients Englewood Hospital and Medical Center! This Program has been a dream for me to convince such a prestigious institution to offer an individualized SUPER BODY SUPER BRAIN program for Breast Cancer Patients and I will be sharing results of this 10 week program-Expected results in: -Improve blood pressure and resting heart rate
-Feel more Energized
-Improve Strength and Mental Alertness
-Mental Sharpness and Focus
-Cardiovascular Activity
-Joint flexibility and muscular strength
-Increased functional capacity
-Increased postmasectomy mobility and Range of Motion
-Decreased of Body Fat
-Increased Lean muscle mass
-Reduced loss of bone mineral density
-Decreased nausea and fatigue
-Improved mood- self esteem and control




Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant(cancer) cells form inthe tissues of the breast. About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2012, an estimated 250,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 54,010 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer for more information check this phenomenal website

However  there are clear reasons for hope and full recovery after treatment. Exercise can play a fundamental role in the emotional well being and also fron the physiological point of view of the individual.

It is known Chronic low-grade inflammation is a possible risk factor for cancer that may be modifiable with long-term exercise


 More and more literature is being published on the effects of exercise on breast cancer patients. According to IDEA Health and Fitness Association Magazine, It is well researched that regular exercise can help prevent breast cancer (Peel et al. 2009). Recently researchers have determined that high levels of IGF -1 often present in sedentary individuals can increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence (Ligibel et al.2008)

As you can see Exercise can really help, the question is what type of exercise and there is where I come in since I have designed a really careful, methodic, safe and effective exercise program that will tackle important health functions such as strength, balance, coordination, sensory, proprioception, emotional and cardiovascular.

I will make sure to post the results and the fascinating program at Englewood Hospital. I am so excited!

Also I wanted to share  one of my recent visits to one of the most important support groups for Breast Cancer: Tennis for life 
Hope and resilience. My recent visit to Tennis for life it was life changing. This wonderful organization created by breast cancer survivors offers their members an opportunity to experience a  pure jolt of excitement, resilience, hope and all that practicing your favorite sport, Tennis! They invited me to discuss my recent book: Super Body, Super Brain

Breast cancer is one of the most feared common cancer among American women. The chance of developing breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is beyond the staggering number of 10%.

The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2011:

    • About 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
    • About 57,650 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
    • About 39,520 women will die from breast cancer to see more data click here CANCER.ORG

Janet who is a breast cancer survivor and the program coordinator at Tennis for life expressed her excitement of her new life: “I am preparing for my next Triathlon and when I come to Tennis for Life I  have never felt better in my life”

According to one of the members, Andrea ” There was a point in my life where I needed to go to a support group for breast cancer but not to cry but to move and feel happy about myself and why not practice my favorite sport, tennis?”

According to the National Cancer Institute California researchers have found that strenuous long-term physical activity decreases a woman’s risk of invasive and in situ breast cancer, according to study results published in the February 26, 2007, Archives of Internal Medicine (see the journal abstract).

Book Signing with Breast cancer survivors

Book Signing with Breast cancer survivors


I will be designing a specific exercise routine to help them with strength, balance, coordination and physical performance. Stay tuned!


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