Cancer and Work
by Dr. Martha Eddy, CMA RSMT on May 8th, 2013

Is it okay to duck out of work to go to Moving For Life (MFL) class?  
You may ask - What will my boss think?  Do I have the time?  What do I do if I get sweaty?

Of course its essential to negotiate all work arrangements. And it is important to know  that if you work for a company with more than 15 employees you are protected by the American Disabilitites Act to receive reasonable accommodations during the work day.  You can learn more about this through Livestrong.
Experts on Cancer and Careers  provide lots more facts and  tips. They also sponsor an annual conference on Work and Cancer.  The conference is meeting in NYC this June 14th.   Wouldn't it be great if employers understood the importance of providing accommodation for life-enhancing exercise during the workday?

MFL is open to people with various stages of cancer. Reasons for getting back into moving and coming to classes are personal.  Choosing to exercise during the workday could be worth advocating for.   Let us know how we can help. 

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