Studies show one of the best ways recently diagnosed cancer patients can improve their health is by staying active. But it's not always easy to find the time, energy, and motivation to stick to an exercise regimen, particularly for those battling cancer. Thanks to a partnership between UTA and the Cancer Foundation for Life, patients can access free nutrition and exercise programs to help them return to full health. Called FitSTEPS for Life, the program is designed to help cancer patients increase mobility and boost endurance while undergoing treatment. It's tailored to the individual and includes aerobic exercise, strength training, and stretching techniques. It's also designed to mitigate the debilitating effects of chemotherapy and radiation. "This is a good opportunity for the community, our students, and faculty alike," says David Keller, associate dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. "We are the first site in the Arlington area to offer this program. If you live in the Arlington, Grand Prairie, or Mansfield areas and are in need of this program we offer a much more convenient option."
Freshman pitcher Samantha Clakley has been a dominant force on the mound for UTA softball