Welcome to Tucson Cancer Conquerors
Tucson Cancer Conquerors is an all-volunteer, non-profit support group dedicated to empowering cancer survivors and the communities that support them to achieve optimal wellness. We offer a unique peer support environment along with creative wellness programs designed to educate, inspire, and encourage cancer survivors to be proactive about their health both during and after cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our group is run by cancer survivors and our supporters, so we understand first hand the physical and emotional challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis. With a focus on exercise, nutrition, education, and support, we are here to help you successfully navigate the journey that lies ahead. You are not alone. We have your back.
You don’t have to be a cancer survivor to be part of Tucson Cancer Conquerors. Our comprehensive approach to wellness is essential to cancer prevention and benefits everyone. Cancer survivorship is about getting healthy and staying healthy. To learn more about our activities and programs explore our website, check out our Calendar and Newsletter, or click here to email us. Better yet, just grab a friend and come check us out!
Got back pain?
Tight hamstrings are present in most people who suffer from chronic lower back pain. The constant pull of these tight muscles forces the lumbar spine, (lower 5 vertebrae), into a forward bent posture, putting strain on the low back and decreasing the overall mobility of the hip joints. Making things worse is that many of us sit most of the day. That bent leg position further shortens the hamstring muscle really throwing things out of balance when we stand.
Initially, it can be very challenging and uncomfortable to stretch your hamstrings. The seated hamstring stretch is a very safe way to stretch without injuring your lumbar discs. Stretches can also be performed lying on your back, increasing the stretch with a band or towel behind the thigh. Stretches should be performed throughout the day and gently held for 10 to 30 seconds.
For more info, click here to check out the full article at Prevention.com.