Restoring Balance Overview
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It was designed with focus groups and interviews among Native cancer survivors, family and friends of survivors, and cultural experts representing 10 different tribes.
Restoring Balance employs Native trainers and staff that understand all four elements of balance in life – the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Restorative exercise has the ability to impact all four elements, but the trainers ensure that this holistic perspective is front and center while helping to resolve the imbalance that can result from cancer and cancer treatment.
Physical activity (PA) has been associated with improved cancer-free survival
The Restoring Balance Program is a part of a research project within the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP). Though Restoring Balance involves research, it is an exercise program for the community, designed in partnership with Native American cancer survivors and family members.
Aims of the Study/Purpose:
-To help Native Americans improve their health during and/or after cancer treatment
-To include family and friends of cancer survivors in the physical activity program for support of the survivors and for their own prevention of cancer
-Assess a physical activity program among Native American cancer survivors
-Provide education and resources for cancer prevention and control to Native communities
Why should you participate?
This is an 18-week commitment that involves in-person personal training sessions and in-person progress measurements every 6 weeks. Our training sites include:
Flagstaff – NACA Wellness Center
Winslow – Hozhoogo Iina Wellness Center
Leupp – Leupp Chapter House
Tuba City – To Be Determined Soon!
If you think you, or a friend or family member, may be eligible, please contact:
Restoring Balance Central Coordinating Center Contact Information
Program Coordinator - Northern Arizona University
From left to right: Etta Yazzie (Oncology Nurse, Recruitment Specialist), Cody (Fitness Trainer at Winslow) and Jason (Fitness Trainer at Leupp)
From left to right: Ryan (Fitness trainer at Winslow), Brenda, Denise (Fitness trainer at NACA), Rodgina (Fitness trainer at NACA), Cody and Jason