CBC: Windsor researchers study benefits of yoga for breast cancer survivors
January 3, 2017Renée Marentette is part of a new University of Windsor study researching the potential benefits Ashtanga yoga can have for breast cancer survivors. Despite having support from family and friends, Marentette said she was very lonely and depressed during her chemotherapy treatment. "I often say I feel like I was Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz," she told CBC News. "I was just sucked out of my life and dropped into this crazy world of medicine." Researchers behind the project say there's evidence healthy adults who practice the rigorous, aerobic exercise, see significant improvement in self-esteem and body image. There have also been signs of reducing depression and anxiety. Professors Cheri McGowan, Kendall Soucie and Josée Jarry are recruiting breast cancer survivors through the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. Read the full article here.