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Media Release 28 October 2020
Research has shown that certain lifestyle factors and health behaviours can have a positive impact upon quality of life, chronic disease risk factors and other health related areas, for women after cancer.
A team of leading Australian and New Zealand health researchers is undertaking a study to pilot a positive lifestyle intervention in New Zealand women. This aims to improve health and wellness in younger women after treatment for cancer.
Busting With Life welcomes breast cancer survivors from across the Auckland region. There are no age restrictions and you do not need to have any previous experience with dragon boating or any other sport.
Due to the Government’s movement of COVID-19 alert levels, Look Good Feel Better has postponed in-person community classes. The safety of their participants, volunteers, facilitators, and venue staff is their top priority. For this reason, all community classes are postponed until the Government advises that we are back at Level 1.
Article supplied by PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation.
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